emergingtechblogger
emergingtechblogger:

Religion can be bad. Science can be bad.The point here is…. both things, at their extreme can be very bad. Morality motivates humans, either in the context of science, or the context of religion, to do good or bad.

What a dumb comparison. It was not science that motivated the Nazis to send V-2 rockets. It was a political ideology mixed with a personality cult directed at Hitler. In other words, the Nazis had more in common with religion than with science. Science is a process we used to discover what is true about the universe. How science is used is another matter. It is asinine to ascribe intention to science when it cant have any to begin with. Is like saying that calculus, trigonometry or fractions can be bad. It makes no sense.
With religion we can’t say the same thing. Religious beliefs informs peoples actions. When the 911 hijackers said “Allahu Akbhar” they said it for a reason.
Sam Harris said it best:
"People of faith often claim that the crimes of Hitler, Stalin, Mao and  Pol Pot were the inevitable product of unbelief. The problem with  fascism and communism, however, is not that they are too critical of  religion; the problem is that they are too much like religions. Such  regimes are dogmatic to the core and generally give rise to personality  cults that are indistinguishable from cults of religious hero worship.  Auschwitz, the gulag and the killing fields were not examples of what  happens when human beings reject religious dogma; they are examples of  political, racial and nationalistic dogma run amok. There is no society  in human history that ever suffered because its people became too  reasonable."
-FA

emergingtechblogger:

Religion can be bad. Science can be bad.

The point here is…. both things, at their extreme can be very bad. Morality motivates humans, either in the context of science, or the context of religion, to do good or bad.

What a dumb comparison. It was not science that motivated the Nazis to send V-2 rockets. It was a political ideology mixed with a personality cult directed at Hitler. In other words, the Nazis had more in common with religion than with science. Science is a process we used to discover what is true about the universe. How science is used is another matter. It is asinine to ascribe intention to science when it cant have any to begin with. Is like saying that calculus, trigonometry or fractions can be bad. It makes no sense.

With religion we can’t say the same thing. Religious beliefs informs peoples actions. When the 911 hijackers said “Allahu Akbhar” they said it for a reason.

Sam Harris said it best:

"People of faith often claim that the crimes of Hitler, Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot were the inevitable product of unbelief. The problem with fascism and communism, however, is not that they are too critical of religion; the problem is that they are too much like religions. Such regimes are dogmatic to the core and generally give rise to personality cults that are indistinguishable from cults of religious hero worship. Auschwitz, the gulag and the killing fields were not examples of what happens when human beings reject religious dogma; they are examples of political, racial and nationalistic dogma run amok. There is no society in human history that ever suffered because its people became too reasonable."

-FA

Science is not based on faith. Science is based on evidence. We have evidence it works, vast amounts of it, billions of individual pieces that fit together into a tapestry of reality. That is the critical difference. Faith, as it is interpreted by most religions, is not evidence-based, and is generally held tightly even despite evidence against it. In many cases, faith is even reinforced when evidence is found contrary to it.

To say that we have to take science on faith is such a gross misunderstanding of how science works that it can only be uttered by someone who is wholly ignorant of how reality works.

Great article. Check it out.

-FA

“It’s no wonder President Obama wants every kid to go to college. The indoctrination that occurs at American universities is one of the keys to the left holding and maintaining power in America — and it is indoctrination.”
-Rick Santorum

The bigot who is proud of his own ignorance and wants others to be as ignorant as him. Republican party. The anti-education party.

reetodd

reetodd:

An Indiana Senate panel has approved a bill that would allow creationism to be taught in Indiana’s public schools.

The Times of Munster reported that the Republican-controlled Senate Education Committee voted 8-2 Wednesday to send the legislation to the full Senate despite pleas from scientists and religious leaders to keep religion out of science classrooms.

The bill allows schools to authorize “the teaching of various theories concerning the origin of life” and specifically mentions “creation science” as one such theory. Creationism is the belief that the Earth and its creatures were created by a deity.

Purdue University professor of chemistry John Staver told the panel evolution is the only theory of life’s origins that relies on scientific investigations. He says creationism “is unquestionably a statement of a specific religion.”

Further proof that the government refuses to play by its own rules.  There have been several cases at the federal appeals and Supreme Court level saying that creationism and “intelligent design” are not allowed to be taught in science classes.

LOL! Just wait for the lawsuit to be filed and for the state to be swatted out like a bug by the courts.