Immortal Souls

John K Clark (
Wed, 1 Jan 1997 21:14:41 -0800 (PST)

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>if I thought we had a soul I wouldn't be wasting my time
>with Science and Mathematics.

>I am soooo glad that this was not the general sentiment of
>scientists during the ages when belief or "faith" in god,
souls and such rubbish was the norm....

Yes, I too am very glad that great religious scientists have, for whatever
reasons, chosen to devote at least some of their time to Science, I'm just
saying I don't understand it, if I was religious I could think of better
things to do than study Science. Actually, I don't think my view would be
completely incomprehensible to religious people, take Isaac Newton for

Newton was a very religious man, Newton was a very obnoxious man, Newton was
an arrogant bastard, Newton was the greatest genus that the Human Race has
yet produced. Tragically this colossal intellect was horribly infected with
the religious meme. This meme hijacked most of his massive mental machinery
and forced it to think and write far, far more about religion than about
Science. Today even Theologians admit that the many millions of words that
Newton wrote about The Bible are worthless. Newton advanced Science more than
any other Human Being, but I think it's one of the great tragedies of History
that the rarest, most valuable quality that existed in the world was not used
to full advantage. Think what Newton could have accomplished if his mind had
not been caught in a infinite loop, and I blame religion for that.

John K Clark

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