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What Is More Appropo Than This? (and What Means "appropo?")

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Posted by Michael W. Pearson on April 30, 2002 21:37:54 UTC

Regarding your remark, Harvey1,
"Human knowledge is based solely upon our prejudice of what we thinks works to explain the world. That is, a good explanation gives meaning to our sensory experiences. But, isn't that what a theistic outlook does? It gives meaning to our sensory experiences."

Response: Can we have a theology that is immune to testing? That requires ending free speech !

Jacob Bronoski,
audio excerpts from
The Ascent of Man
It's said that science will dehumanize people and turn them into numbers. That's false -- tragically false.
Look for yourself. This is the concentration camp and crematorium at Auschwitz. _This_ is where people were turned into numbers. Into this pond were poured the ashes of some four million people. And that was not done by gas. It was done by dogma. It was done by ignorance.
When people believe that they have absolute knowledge with no test in reality, this is how they behave. This is what men do when they aspire to the knowledge of gods.

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