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originally posted by: Onthebit
a reply to: dreamlotus1111
Profits are god. Look at how GMOs and vaccines are shoved down our throat regardless of the many peer reviewed evidence against them. Then our own government backs these for profit science papers researched by the very corporate interests standing to profit.
Seems like people get upset when the findings of science run contrary to their magical beliefs.
originally posted by: DJW001
a reply to: BO XIAN
When it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, lays eggs like a duck, swims like a duck, poops like a duck, looks like a duck . . .
Does a religion begin with observation of natural phenomena?
Does a religion form an hypothesis to explain these phenomena?
Does a religion devise a means of falsifying that hypothesis under controlled circumstances?
Does a religion reject that hypothesis if it is falsified by these experiments?
Does a religion insist that all such experiments and observations be repeatable?
Does a religion reason from the specific to the general?
Does a religion modify its body of knowledge based upon new information?
Does a religion encourage everyone to apply these methods in order to solve problems in their daily life?
If the answer to all of these is "yes," then yes, science is a religion.
...science searches for mechanisms and the answer to “how” the universe functions, with no appeal to higher purpose, without assuming the existence of such purpose. Religion seeks meaning and the answer to “why” the world is as we know it, based on the unquestioned assumption that such meaning and purpose exist. The two worldviews could not more incompatible.
Please tell me which deity scientists pray to and hope to please in order for their metaphysical and non-material "soul" to be saved through?
It seems, to me,
that people get greatly upset when their
Religion of Scientism Sacred Cows get the least bit challenged with sociological and psychological FACTS.
Which, BTW, I suspect I may have a lot more knowledge of than the average bear.
BTW, I do not believe the earth is only 6,000 years old. I think that's a very dumb idea.
originally posted by: BO XIAN
4. THE God of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob declares a couple of things . . . A) not to test him as a child tests a parent's patience. On the other hand, He also exhorts us to (B) PROVE HIM, prove His Word . . . and He will prove Faithful--as a Father and faithful to His Word.
Meanwhile, however, it is full of assumptions, denials and limitations
and makes the serious mistake of presenting its theories as facts.
The University of California, Berkley defines a theory as "a broad, natural explanation for a wide range of phenomena. Theories are concise, coherent, systematic, predictive, and broadly applicable, often integrating and generalizing many hypotheses."
Any scientific theory must be based on a careful and rational examination of the facts. Facts and theories are two different things. In the scientific method, there is a clear distinction between facts, which can be observed and/or measured, and theories, which are scientists’ explanations and interpretations of the facts. - See more at: www.livescience.com...