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Author Topic:   Creationist experiment to prove the possibility of Noah's ark
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Message 67 of 115 (549574)
03-08-2010 8:44 PM
Reply to: Message 63 by Manifest
03-08-2010 6:30 PM

Re: Maybe They…
I try not to put much faith in elitism.

Hmmm. Me too. But knowledge isn't particularly "elitist," except from a post-2007 American Republican point of view.

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Message 115 of 115 (718344)
02-06-2014 9:23 AM
Reply to: Message 113 by Jaf
02-06-2014 12:37 AM

I doubt that, but if it's true, that's one of the strongest points of science: when you find out that phlogiston just doesn't work, you drop it as an explanation of how things get hot. When you find out about neutrons, electrons, and protons, you stop teaching kids that atoms are the smallest unit of matter. When you find out, through better measurements, that the half-life of rubidium 87 is 48.8 billion years, you gently adjust the dates you get from rubidium-strontium dating.

Religion does much the same thing, but more slowly. And they don't like talking about it. Christians don't kill many witches or own many slaves in most parts of the world here in 2014. Two or three hundred years ago, it was their Sacred Duty to do those things.

Welcome to EvC, Jaf!

"The Christian church, in its attitude toward science, shows the mind of a more or less enlightened man of the Thirteenth Century. It no longer believes that the earth is flat, but it is still convinced that prayer can cure after medicine fails." H L Mencken

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