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Message 199 of 257 (656673)
03-20-2012 9:48 PM
Reply to: Message 180 by foreveryoung
03-20-2012 2:35 AM

Re: Hot Jupiters and not so hot ideas
I personally think that the attitudes of the scientific community as displayed on this board are responsible for the retarded growth of scientific knowledge in the last 50 years. I know you will protest that there has been a great increase in knowledge. True, but I believe it could have been even greater without the current shackles placed upon it by the intellectual inquisition that is typified by the members on this board.

And you would replace science and its methods with, what?

A science consonant with Christian and theistic convictions? We already had that. They called it the Dark Ages.

How about magic, superstition, wishful thinking, old wives tales, folklore, what the stars foretell and what the neighbors think, omens, public opinion, astromancy, spells, Ouija boards, anecdotes, Da Vinci codes, tarot cards, sorcery, seances, sore bunions, black cats, divine revelation, table tipping, witch doctors, crystals and crystal balls, numerology, divination, faith healing, miracles, palm reading, the unguessable verdict of history, magic tea leaves, new age mumbo-jumbo, hoodoo, voodoo and all that other weird stuff?

No, I guess those won't work well either.

How about this: How about if fundamentalists of all stripes just leave science the hell alone!

Religious belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge.

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