In a message dated 11/08/1999 7:32:39 AM Eastern Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> Basically, it turns out that humans are lizard GTI, and that virtually
Don't be surprised with every scientific discovery achieved, that it gets utilized by the religious, I mean, why not? Religion as practiced by the non-fundamentalist is a form of social inter-action, and also an "opiate" to quote Marx. When life is painful, painkillers are frequently the treatment of choice, while the underlying cause of the pain is tackled.
Interestingly enough, if one reads magazines such as Skeptic and Skeptical Inquirer; they only thing the readers of that magazine have in common with most of this list's members is Atheism or Agnosticism. They generally have dumped on such demonstrated concepts as nanotechnology; join Scientific American (1997) magazine in terming it a "Cargo Cult" up there with cold fusion and zero point energy devices.
Not everyone who dares to hope, even for a God, is a book-burner; a disuader of searching for answers, or a hypocrite. Such people may be mis-guided in that hope, but its their right. Just as it is your right to say 'its all bullshit, <God> gets in my way, I don't wanna hear any lies'. Fair enough.