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

Sunday, August 17, 2014

A cut and paste job about assholes for Jeebus


Why is science suddenly being treated as just another a religion? 
Science is the study of nature and the universe, the study of all things that are true. It's not like Christianity, or Islam. Yet, people see science as if it's a religion. Science just happened to disprove ideas held up by religion. That wasn't it's purpose, but it did do that, and it's right, because it's science! Saying science is wrong is like saying the truth is a lie! And yet religious people refuse to let go of their stubborn ideals. You might say 'let people believe what they want' but if that belief is taught to their children, and generation after generation of this pulled humanity back? It's not a matter of opinion, like "what's your favorite band". You might as well say "Let people believe that the earth is flat". Why can't people understand that science is the ultimate truth, the very definition of truth? Of course it has its gaps, but we are trying to fill them. Religion will make us think "we have the answers, no need to search anymore" and scientific advancement in very advanced fields of physics comes to a standstill because of an old book. Why are you so frustratingly stubborn? Why can't you accept the truth? I am not forcing my opinion on you, I am forcing reason and fact upon you, in the hope that you and your children, and ultimately the human race, will advance rapidly. Christianity is just like all major religions before it. What makes the bible true, and say the Quran false? What sets science apart from these things is that science actually has evidence! Why do you turn your back on this evidence? Why are you holding our race back?
-- Fireball Kanon

There is a growing trend in this country that needs to be called out, and that is to label any evidence-based belief a religion. Many conservatives now say that belief in man-made climate change is a religion, and Darwinism is a religion, and, of course, atheism, the complete lack of religion, is somehow a religion too, according to the always reliable Encyclopedia Moronica. Now it's a dodge of course, straight out of the grand intellectual tradition of "I know you are, but what am I?" It's a way of saying, "Hey, we all believe in some sort of faith-based malarkey, so let's call it a push." No. No-no-no-no-no. It's not fair that people who can't defend their own nonsense get to create a fake fair-and-balanced argument, the way they do when asserting that evolution and creationism are equally valid. I'm not saying atheists are perfect thinkers; everyone has blind spots. I'm sure there are atheists who think a ponytail looks good on a man, and pineapple belongs on a pizza, and Ayn Rand was an important thinker; but when it comes to religion, we're not two side of the same coin, and you don't get to put your un-Reason up on the same shelf as my Reason. Your stuff has to go over there, on the shelf with Zeus and Thor and the Kraken.
- Bill Maher, February 3, 2012

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