> (While my tongue was firmly planted in cheek, the above is not a joke. Many
> "Christians" believe it to be the gospel truth. My question is does
> religion even need debunking? Seems that theism is its own best debunker.)
For rational people religiosity is its own best debunker, yes. It's the
millions of irrational people with guns, bombs, and the desire to use them
that forces us to contend with them. Science needs to put on a better show
than religiosity does so that religionists won't be buying scientists to fight
their wars (as happened last century). Notice if you will that the media are
rather fickle in their support of science versus superstition. That's because
the media are preoccupied with making money, not with telling the truth. Duh!
And pandering to religionists and their irrational minions earns fortunes.
Incidentally, the movie "AI" is already becoming passe -- supplanted by "Cats
And Dogs." Anyway, the media never wanted to promote science, they want to
Useless hypotheses, etc.:
consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, CYC, and ELIZA
Everything that can happen has already happened, not just once,
but an infinite number of times, and will continue to do so forever.
(Everything that can happen = more than anyone can imagine.)
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