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Author Topic:   Belief in God is scientific.
anglagard
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Message 84 of 262 (695248)
04-04-2013 2:20 AM
Reply to: Message 17 by divermike1974
04-03-2013 2:36 PM


divermike1974 writes:

Billions of people don't do astrology, but billions of people do belief in God.

I checked this assertion out of curiosity and my preliminary research indicates at least a billion people and perhaps even a few billion worldwide actually do believe in astrology.

Unfortunately.

Sorry for the interruption, just pointing out that in addition to being wrong in confusing a logical fallacy (majority opinion is how one establishes facts and is always the truth) with science, I think your statement concerning this matter may also be construed as misleading.

Edited by anglagard, : Clarity


Read not to contradict and confute, not to believe and take for granted, not to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider. - Francis Bacon

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anglagard
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Message 88 of 262 (695253)
04-04-2013 3:16 AM
Reply to: Message 86 by divermike1974
04-04-2013 2:34 AM


Please Try to Understand
divermike1974 writes:


Yeah i do admit iam wrong it was never my intention to say i was right and everyone wrong, merely that its strange that belief without proof is a very real thing practiced by billions of people yet belief cant be factored into any kind of scientific method because the science police of the day say you cant

Science can't allow religious or political belief to influence conclusions because to do so sometimes kills people in huge numbers. Lysenko-ism in the USSR caused famines that killed around 10 million in the 1930's. Mao's policies to force science to conform to ideology (except nuclear, aerospace, and petroleum, wink, wink) in the 1960s caused the starvation of well over 10 million. The Germans attacked "Jewish science," in the 1930s preferring "Aryan science" with similar and even more tragic consequences than listed above.

I would like to thank you for admitting you are part of the majority opinion within this thread and demonstrating so beautifully the effects of the fallacy on the search for truth.

If I properly understand what you are saying here, I hope someday you will be informed enough to regret that statement.

Edited by anglagard, : Better wording.


Read not to contradict and confute, not to believe and take for granted, not to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider. - Francis Bacon

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