Joined: Sep. 2002
|Quote (JLT @ Feb. 09 2009,14:00)|
vjtorley said that it will take 200 years to overturn whatever atheist/naturalist/Darwinist orthodoxy exists today.
This is much too pessimistic. Maybe 500 years ago it was appropriate to measure large-scale intellectual change in terms of centuries. This is no longer the case. I point to several factors:
(4) Natural science itself is increasingly forced to justify itself in cost-benefit terms, both practically and theoretically. It is thus becoming more respectable for people to demand a science that is relevant to their lives and at least does not alienate them.
And that's supposed to be a good thing??????*
That's the complete opposite of academic freedom, you hypocritical twit.
*I know, I know: multiple punctuation marks = you're wearing your underwear on your head. But sometimes you just have to do it (the punctuation marks. NOT the underwear. I swear.)
So science is only good if it doesn't spook the herd. Got it.
Those who know the truth are not equal to those who love it-- Confucius