Re: Eliezer on Science versus Religion

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Fri Mar 09 2001 - 07:53:34 MST

From: "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <>

>What this world needs is the Alliance for Confident Religion, a
>collection of atheists and fundamentalists who are at least
>willing to concede that religion is either blatantly true or
>blatantly false, but who both agree that calling it untestable is
>in blatant, cowardly, blasphemous contradiction of every religious
>scripture. Two things this world does *not* need are atheists
>masquerading as theologians and superstitious pseudo-piety
>masquerading as atheism.

Well, as any exobiologist knows, there are more than two horns on
a dilemma.

What about agnostics? I'm not talking about any wishy-washy
agnosticism, but one founded on a single fact. We do not know
enough about the universe to say with complete certainty that a
"God" does not exist.


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