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Originally posted by roguetechie
So go ahead and crow about your junk study that doesn't really say anything at all scientific. People like YOU are what is contributing to the distrust of science by turning it into a political axe to grind.
First of all, it is not science that people distrust, but scientists, and those who pay thier wages.
Originally posted by smyleegrl
It has to do with fear, I think.
I grew up in a loving Christian household. Both of my parents are rational people and my father earned his living as a surveyor/engineer. But try and discuss potential problems with current Christian thinking....that immediately shuts them down. They refuse to consider it.
As a teenager, I began to question the assumption I'd always held that Christianity was the only true religion. This questioning so consumed me that my undergraduate degrees where in theology and religious history.
You know what? It was terrifying to have to reevaluate your foundational principals. What if there is no God? What if God isn't the God of the Bible? What if the Bible is flawed? What if what if what if.....
Far easier to wave your hand and simply say, "The Bible said it, I believe it, that settles it."