Re: What makes science science?

J. R. Molloy (
Wed, 26 Aug 1998 06:15:41 -0700

A couple of things that differentiate science from belief systems:

-Science pays it own way, without tax exemption. Churches don't have to pay taxes, and consequently function as parasites.

-Scientists don't try to kill groups that disagree with them.

-Science relies on empirical evidence; religion relies on faith.

>In the final analysis, science is just precise,
>methodical, HONESTY. It is simply the commitment
>to see things as they are, not as we wish them to
>be or as we have been told they are. It is the
>moral commitment to use every means you know to
>try to prove yourself wrong, rather than trying
>to prove yourself right.

Good thinking.


J. R. Molloy