Joined: Jan. 2011
|Quote (Dale_Husband @ Jan. 24 2011,23:45)|
|Quote (Kris @ Jan. 25 2011,01:34)|
|If science is doing so well, in the context of what I said, why is this site here, and why do you (and others) put so much effort into bitching about religion? And, if science is doing so well, why do way more people believe religious myths than science?|
The political battles that swirl around the conflict between religious extremism and science are just that, political. They are not battles about how well science is doing.
As to your second question, it is baseless. Most people in modern industrial society support science AND believe in at least some religious myths. It doesn't have to be an either/or thing.
I see that it hasn't occurred to you that facts, if presented effectively, could cause or at least encourage the transformation of a human mind.
To those who are open-minded and not delusional, yes. But many people are not like that.
Got any more stupid questions?
"The political battles that swirl around the conflict between religious extremism and science are just that, political. They are not battles about how well science is doing."
Hogwash. Even if science were perfect in every way it wouldn't mean much if few people know about it, care about it, or trust it. The more the masses know about, care about, and trust science, the less effective religious zealots would be in politics, the education system, or any other aspect of life.
Why aren't you trying to promote Coca-Cola Dale-boi? Is it because Coca-Cola doesn't need any help from people like you to convince anyone that it's a desirable product? Coca-Cola does just fine without your help, right? How do you think it got to be so popular and remains that way, even though there's a lot of competition? It is because the company that makes it just bottled up a bunch of it, stacked it in a warehouse, and hoped people would come and find it? Does the company think that variable, inconsistent quality is good enough to be successful? Does the company think that they don't need to advertise/promote their products? Is Coca-Cola a field of dreams? How about science?
The partisan, when he is engaged in a dispute, cares nothing about the rights of the question, but is anxious only to convince his hearers of his own assertions. Plato