Re: Debunk All Religiosity Equally (D.A.R.E.)

From: scerir (
Date: Thu Jul 12 2001 - 15:25:05 MDT

We won't move into a better future until we debunk religiosity,
the most regressive force now operating in society.

Some folks just like The Unexplained, Mysteries, X-Files, Twilight Zone,
spooky kind of stuff because of its entertainment value. If religiosity is properly
and finally debunked, then spookiness just won't do, and we're left with
whatever awe-inspiring facets of the universe that real science can provide,
which seems rather dry in comparison.

P.C.W. Davies asked: "At one time people used to believe
that God explained the universe. It seems now that these laws
of physics are almost playing the role of God - that they're
omnipotent and omniscent".

R. P. Feynman said: "On the contrary. God was always invented
to explain mystery. God is always invented to explain those things
that you do not understand. Now when you finally discover how
something works, you get some laws which you're taking away
from God; you don't need him anymore. But you need him for the
other mysteries ... God is always associated with those things
that you do not understand. Therefore I don't think the laws can be
considered to be like God because they have been figured out."

[P.C.W. Davies and J. Brown,
Superstrings: A Theory of Everything?
Cambridge U.P., 1988, page 208.]

I like The Unexplained.

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