Cutting Through The Crap

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Two Worlds?


On the concept that by some sort of definition, science can have no opinion about religion, this says it about as well as it can be said.

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

sure science can have an opinion on religion but since it has no proof, it just has nothing to say.

I just had to type in a word verificaiton that read like stetorrhea.

Sid Schwab said...

I disagree. There are many claims of religion that can be tested; ie, the power of prayer to heal (tested, disproved), age of the earth (4 billion, not 12 thousand years), dinosaurs living with men (not), etc, etc.

Anonymous said...

I wish scientist were around when Lazarus was raised from the dead. That would have been cool.

Anonymous said...

tested and disproved, doesn't that mean no proof. Or another way of saying it,since nothing happened there was no evidence. It still could be probable right? I think anything is possible.

Sid Schwab said...

Well, then, what you are saying is there is no such thing as science, facts, proof. If a thing is tested and results are obtained, you are saying if you don't like the results you'll just ignore them and say "anything is possible."

You're entitled to think that way, but don't try to tell yourself its anything other than ignorance of reality. Unless you don't believe there's such a thing as reality.

If you only choose to believe those things that agree with your preconceptions, then you have to admit it. If you don't believe in the scientific method, then why, for example, take an antibiotic for an infection. If you don't think such things as the age of the earth, for example, can be measured based on math and physics, then why fly in an airplane?

Anonymous said...

i guess b/c I don't feel I need to have all the answers to everything. As to why I would take medicine, and get on a plane, I guess b/c I can. I do believe in science and god. I don't discount your point of view. At least you make people think about important issues, that's all that matters.

Anonymous said...

I HAVE A QUESTION? DO YOU THINK HUMAN SUFFRING IS EQUALLY SPREAD ACROSS THE BOARD, OR DELAYED THROUGH OUT EACH INDIVIDUAL LIFE CYCLE. iT SEEMS THAT CERTAIN PEOPLE EXPERIENCE GREAT LOSS EARLY IN LIFE, AND SOME AS LIFE GOES ON, SUCH AS LATER IN LIFE NOT NECESSARILY PERTAINING TO SPECIFIC HARDSHIPS, BUT REGARDING CERTAIN LOSSES, OR MORAL DEVASTATION. IS IT POSSIBLE THAT WE ALL EXPERIENCE LOSS AND TRAGETY EQUALLY, BUT JUST THROUGH DIFFERENT CYCLES OR MEANS, INTERVALED AT DIFFERENT SPECIFIC TIMES THROUGH AN INDIVIDUALS LIFE. tHE POINT TO MY QUESTION IS THIS, AS HUMANS DO WE ALL EXPERIENCE A VARIED BUT SIMILAR EQUALLY AMOUNT OF WRONGING, LOSS, DEVASTATION, AND SUFFERING. I KNOW WE ALL HAVE LIFE EVENTS, BUT IT JUST SEEMS NO ONE, NO MATTER WHAT BACK GROUND, UP BRINGING, PRIVLAGE OR NOT, NON OF US ARE ABLE TO ESCAPE WHAT SEEMS A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF HUMAN SUFFERING. THAT WOULD BE A STUDY i AM SURE WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE TO TEST, NEVERMIND ONE'S WILLINGNESS TO ADMIT IT. SORRY FOR BAD GRAMMER AND IMPROPER SPELLING, BIT TIRED NOW. I HAVE ALWAYS WONDERED THIS THOUGH. IT JUST SEEMS NO ONE IS IMMUNE, AND ALSO HOW IT SEEMS SO RANDOM. JUST I SIDE NOTE, I NEVER BELIEVED FOR ONE SECOND, OR EXPECTED THIS TO BE A PERFECT WORLD. WE ALL JUST HAVE THIS COMMON CONNECTION UNIVERSALLY.

Sid Schwab said...

Equal suffering? No. Ask a child with AIDS; ask one who will starve to death; ask Bill Gates; ask a person born with spina bifida.