posted on Mar, 12 2012 @ 08:16 AM
Originally posted by MajorMalfunction
Science is not a religion.
Religion is faith in the supernatural without evidence.
Science is knowledge of the natural world through observation and testing of natural law.
People who call science a religion do not know what science is and are trying to drag it down to the level of religion so it can be dismissed
outright, just like every religion that the accuser does not believe in.
Actually, science is a tool and methodology. So it is not a religion in that sense. But it is in that the PEOPLE and INSTITUTIONS that make up the
establishment science attempt to make you think that they are infallible, honest, objective and the authority on truth. In that sense it is a
religion, because you are expected to take on faith, anything that the scientific establishment says, without thinking for yourself or questioning
things. That's where the religion part comes in. So get that clear.
It is a fallacy to assume that people and institutions do not play politics, do not lie, do not suppress or cover up anything, do not serve powerful
people and interests, etc. People do. All institutions are corrupted by politics, money and power, including the scientific establishment. So it is
false for them to portray themselves as some impartial honest objective establishment that is free of bias or corruption. It isn't. But they want you
to THINK that they are. And that's where the "religion" part comes into play.