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

Friday, June 10, 2011

Can you be a good scientist and believe in a magic god fairy?

These questions mean the same thing:

Can you be a good scientist and disgrace your profession?

Can you be a good scientist and be a superstitious idiot?

Can you be a good scientist and be a member of an anti-science cult?

Can you be a good scientist and be partly responsible for the world's out of control religious violence, including the 9/11 terrorist attacks?

If you believe in a magic god fairy you share an idiotic childish fantasy with assholes who attack science education, who brainwash their children, and who wear suicide belts. You may have made some important scientific discoveries but you're part of the problem. You should be ashamed of yourself.

4 comments:

  1. I have just checked this book out of my local library:

    The Language of Science and Faith

    by Karl W. Giberson & Francis S. Collins

    Chapter 4 is titled "Can Scientific and Scriptural Truth Be Reconciled?"

    I hope to write a review, but I may link back to this post instead. :-p

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  2. I have an extremely low opinion of the wacko Francis S. Collins. He disgraces his profession more than any other religious scientist.

    Please feel free to provide a link to your book review here, if and when you get to it.

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  3. From an Amazon customer review of the book: "how to understand evolution as the way that God created life."

    There's nothing more disgusting than sticking a magic god fairy into science. There's no idea more childish and idiotic than pretending a magic man had anything to do with the development of life, whether or not it used natural processes.

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  4. God invented millions of species then screwed them over by changing their environment so he could start over with a whole new batch of species he could screw over. Whattaguy

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