Re: What makes science science?

Randall R Randall (
Wed, 26 Aug 1998 13:57:55 -0400

On Wed, 26 Aug 1998 06:15:41 -0700 "J. R. Molloy" <> writes:
>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.

<surprise> In the US, at least, science is usually funded by taxation directly, far from *paying* taxes... I would say that this has little to do with the validity of science, however, any more than it condemns the concept of building roads.

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

This one would require some defense, I think.


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