Thursday, August 06, 2009

Science & Faith...

The Strange Case of Francis Collins | The Reason Project
There is an epidemic of scientific ignorance in the United States. This isn’t surprising, as very few scientific truths are self-evident, and many are deeply counterintuitive. It is by no means obvious that empty space has structure or that we share a common ancestor with both the housefly and the banana. It can be difficult to think like a scientist (even, we have begun to see, if one is a scientist). But it would seem that few things make thinking like a scientist more difficult than religion.


2 comments:

Capt. Fogg said...

Indeed. Something that actively impedes reason, feels good when you do it (most of the time,) prompts you to spend too much money on it, feels bad when you stop doing it -- what does that remind you of?

RR said...

Haha!
Very good analogy Capt...