Wednesday, November 22, 2006


Science Deals a Blow to Religion After efforts to smooth over the tensions between dogmatic and skeptical thought, a conference was held in which esteemed scientists from varying fields waged war on the whole of religion. While a thread thin line was drawn between the Christian/Islamic bloodletting and bug sweeping Janeism, no worshipper was spared in the scathing indictments of organized make-believe. This was not a tired resuscitation of the Creationism vs. Evolution argument, but a plea to the world to recognize religion as the greatest threat to post Enlightenment reason. According to facts cited at the conference, 93% of scientists are atheist, and the other 7% were asked in the meeting, "what is wrong with the rest of you?". Science has spoken loud and clear on this one: there is no God, and we are tired of letting you believe it. There were long term and short term versions of the plan. Some suggested marketing, others suggested education and Joan Roughgarden even suggested parables. The overall goal saw little dispute, however. Science wants to knock religion out, and sooner rather than later. Resources: The entire video can be found here http://beyondbelief2006.org/Watch/ The Wired Magazine Article: http://www.wired.com/news/wiredmag/0,71985-1.html?tw=wn_story_page_next1 The NYTimes article:http://www.nytimes.com/glogin?URI=http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/21/science/21belief.html&OQ=_rQ3D2Q268dpcQ26orefQ3Dslogin&OP=5dcbe3ccQ2FQ51)0uQ517svNqssQ2BpQ51pWWtQ51Q25Q25Q51pQ25Q51Nvy0cv0Q51pQ25u0ly0Q3AxaQ2BQ23l

7 comments:

o_O said...

That's interesting. I wonder if I'd get a lecture if I showed my parents this and told them I was agnostic? XD

NB2 said...

Depends on what your parents are, lol

lafe said...

The problem with the arguments is that it's based on religion not having any scholarly merit, and that science is an end all to be all (meaning it's accurate). And also, it seems that the main guy Dawkins has a major axe to grind.

For him to be a scientist and thinking on the basis of scientific research, his argument is fueled by emotion which is obviously going to skew his views.

NB2 said...

I agree with you on a lot of points here. I think a main problem with science is that it is too quick to disregard what went into the religious texts. At the end of the day, many of these ancient texts were written by the smartest men of their time, and that kind of information should always be studied at length by our best contemporary minds.

On the other hand, I think its high time science had a real voice. Usually the media is the voice for science, and that helps no one.

Roc said...

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-Roc

o_O said...

*confused at the conversation between 'lafe' and 'NB2'*

*looks at the last post laughing* Is that even related? XD

And my parents are religious as hell. I don't think it would be such a good idea to tell them I'm agnostic. Especially my step dad.
-_-"

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