posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 04:10 PM
Originally posted by johngrissom
The world is flat.
The Earth is the center of the galaxy.
Evolution, but there is still monkeys.
I'm sure there is more, but simple as it is...don't judge something before looking at yourself in the mirror.
As other's have pointed out, your examples do not show what you are hoping for . . .
1. Not the view of science . . . it was the view of superstitious, uneducated layman and the position was backed by the power of the church, as well.
This was known to the Phoenicians and Greeks, at the least.
2. Not the view of science . . . it was the view promoted by the church, due to Earth being "god's special creation". Known as far back as the
Greeks . . . but, they weren't stuck on Judeo-Christian mythology to talk them out of the evidence.
3. This makes no sense. Of course, there are still monkeys. Why wouldn't there be? Do you understand evolution? What in Evolutionary Theory
claims that there would be no monkeys for it to be true?
I will say scientists, not science, are wrong a lot. That's the point. Examine, explore, fail, try again, fail, try again, succeed, advance
civilization. The goal is not to fail, give up, and scrap the whole system. The goal is to succeed, in spite of past failures.
It is a psuedo-criticism of science to point out "failures", even though that's not what you actually pointed out. Without the failures, there would
be no change in thinking and further exploration. Religion just offers what bad parents do to children they don't really want to see succeed . . .
"do this or else". When the child doesn't "do this", the "or else" is abandonment. Way more arrogance than what science offers. Being sure of
something because you went through many failures to get it right is not arrogance . . . it's confidence in stating fact.
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solomons path because: (no reason given)