Sunday, January 31, 2010

Will the next Monkey Trial be in Wisconsin?

How about some perspective?


13 comments:

MS said...

Thank you so much. That was an enlightening lecture!

Mpeterson said...

Oh of course. It's nice to hear someone who actually knows what he's talking about.

Kevin Scheunemann said...

But science is nothing more than religion. Why do you keep ducking the truth? Science is nothing but faith, like religion. Science only works if you believe it. Evolution is only a placebo effect. But the great Peterson thinks science is something about facts and logic!

Mpeterson said...

Alas, it's true.

What do you mean when you say "faith" anyway? You keep repeating that.

MS said...

Kevin Scheunemann said...

But science is nothing more than religion. Why do you keep ducking the truth? Science is nothing but faith, like religion.
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That's not true. What an odd statement to make. Or are you joking?

Science is kind of like what Thomas did when he wanted to stick his fingers in the wound in Christs' side.. faith is what those believed without seeing/touching.

MS said...

*To add to my earlier comment...

This is why I do not understand why people (creationists) wish to turn faith into a science, the two are very different approaches. I would think that it would be wise to have faith that no matter how, when & why things came about that the Creator did indeed create all that there is... and not have the arrogance to presume that God has to fit into some human timetable or understanding. In this way it does not unhinge a persons faith if they find that the earth is not flat & square as "the four corners of the earth." would suggest or that the earth is more than 4,967 (or whatever) years old that people seem to deduce from biblical accounts.

We are told (in the bible) that 'his ways are not our ways' we should accept that we do not understand all of his works. That is an article of faith. I do not mean to imply that one should not be curious and seek scientific discoveries and attempt to understand our world, but that faith is not science and ones faith should not hinge upon science.

Kevin Scheunemann said...

Mark,

The post above is not from me.

We have a "spoofer".

Evidently, one of my more "devoted" fans.

John Jost said...

MS, I remember the following point being made in a book:

It is absurd to make these two statements in a row: "God is beyond human comprehension"; "I comprehend that God exists".

Anonymous said...

Kevin is totally right. He just has faith that cooking his burgers for the proper length of time at the right temp makes them safe to eat.

Science has nothing to do with it.

John Foust said...

This story has been picked up by the well-known science blog Pharyngula, so join the fun!

DanBack said...

Kevin - why don't you actually register with google or blogger or whatever and avoid this in the future?

Must admit it was very easy to believe it was actually you;)

Kevin Scheunemann said...

John,

Calling creationists "fruit loops" seems to soundly reject the scientific hypothesis of "diversity" liberals are so famous for....

Maybe the practice of liberal "diversity" needs to be reduced to a religious "belief" as well, since its clear the data that "liberal diversity" is not borne out by the facts.


Calling people "Fruit Loops", "tea baggers", "the mob"...is this what liberals mean by "diversity"?...sounds like liberalism is an exclusive, narrow minded, club to me.

You may now continue to stomp out every last vestige of diversity into how humanity came into being with an exclusive, and incomplete, scientific theory.

I guess less knowledge appears to be the goal in the liberal lexicon.

Grant said...

You may now continue to stomp out every last vestige of diversity into how humanity came into being with an exclusive, and incomplete, scientific theory

Spoken like a true post-Marxist intellectual. Including the incomprehensible grammar.