posted on Aug, 25 2014 @ 08:08 PM
a reply to: Cuervo
I did not state anywhere in my post that we should disregard things that are not understood. I am sorry if you infered that, but i do see where you
may have got that idea.
Where was the point where we believe there should't be anything left that is not understood? I really have no idea what you are talking about here.
We are in no way at a point where anyone can honestly claim everything is understood. There is a huge list of things we don't fully understand, an
even longer list of things we can't even begin to understand, and an infinitely long list of things we don't even know we don't understand.
Asking questions leads to answers. These answers lead to more questions. so on and so forth until the end of time.
The issue i see with the OP is, where do we draw the line between reality and fantasy? If i were to claim that there are invisible pink elephants
living in my shoes, would it rational to expect a new branch of science dedicated to the study of the invisible pink elephants in my shoes?
What if i caught a fish that didn't look like any other fish on the plant. Would it be rational for scientists to study that fish to find out what
it is, and how it came to be?
The key difference is that one of those items was imaginary, and the other one existed in reality.
With religion, there are over 2000 different gods that have been imagined up and passed for real gods over the course of humanity. Each of these gods
was individually, or as a group, the "One true God" right up until the point that they weren't. Another god eventually took its place as the "One
Currently there are no less than 5 or 6 "One true God"s that are worshiped currently in direct opposition to the other's "One true God" status.
None of these gods have anything tangible to separate them from the 2000+ ex-gods from history, and are no more "real" than the invisible pink
elephants living in my shoes.