If you look at the universe and study the universe, what you find is that there is no evidence that we need anything other than the laws of physics and the other laws of science to explain everything we see. There's absolutely no evidence that we need any supernatural hand of god. -- Lawrence Krauss, World-Renowned Physicist
There is probably no other notion in any field of science that has been as extensively tested and as thoroughly corroborated as the evolutionary origin of living organisms. -- Encyclopedia Britannica
FAITH. No one word personifies the absolute worst and most wicked properties of religion better than that. Faith is mind-rot. It’s the poison that destroys critical thinking, undermines evidence, and leads people into lives dedicated to absurdity. It’s a parasite regarded as a virtue. -- PZ Myers
Religion is the antithesis of science, an anesthetic for the mind that disables critical thought and encourages the acceptance of inanity as fact, and wishful thinking as evidence. -- PZ Myers

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A research opportunity is not an excuse to invoke bullshit.

This is a brief summary of what I've been writing about and what I think I accomplished.

I accomplished nothing. My goal was to convince science deniers to grow up. Unfortunately stupid can't be fixed.

However this blog has been good for at least two things.

It's been a convenient place to save my growing collection of evidence for evolution. I especially like what I saved at Human chromosome 2 and chimpanzee chromosomes 2p & 2q. If science deniers weren't so afraid to make Jeebus cry this one post alone should be enough for them to get interested in science instead of complaining about it.

The other post I like (which is priceless because I didn't write it) is a radio speech by Ken Miller who is brilliant despite being infected with the Christian disease. What he said was the most eloquent speech I ever heard that explains why evolution is important. Visitors can listen to it here and they can also read it because I wrote the whole thing down and as far as I know I'm the only person who bothered to do that.

I've been trying to explain a few things, for example what is bullshit and what is real.

Here's an incomplete list of the bullshit: every magic god fairy ever invented, every religion, every religious belief, all of theology, and all of philosophy.

Some bullshit makes stupid people even more retarded. Other bullshit makes deranged assholes even more insane. The most ridiculous bullshit ever invented, a second existence in a magical heaven, can make gullible morons dangerous.

Here's an example of what is real: the basic facts of evolutionary biology including the evolutionary relationship between all species and every other species which means, for example, people share an ancestor with cockroaches.

There is a scientific explanation for everything. If that scientific explanation is still unknown, it's a research opportunity, not an excuse to invoke bullshit.

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