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It's Not About Right And Wrong, It's About Core Approaches

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Posted by Mario Dovalina on August 2, 2002 13:18:27 UTC

"Look around you - all around you. Really look."

That's what science and objectivity is all about, my friend. Science IS crude - absolutely crude - compared to the universe all around us, but that isn't the point. The point is, what is the best system that we can make, using what we have. And, in my opinion, science (observational deduction) is the best we have. To say "well, science can't fully explain everything" is true, but to tack on "but the Bible is completely right" is ludicrous. On what basis do you make that claim? Any evidence? Any support? Or is it just faith? If which case, your post title "The Vanity of Man" is especially appropriate. Religion is man's vanity incarnate. Science is simply an effort to explain the universe without falling back on meaningless rhetoric. The degree to which it is successful varies, of course, but it IS about core approaches (objectivity versus subjectivity and intuition) and I think science's discoveries (verifiable ones) show its inherent worth. What verifiable progress in understanding has religious thinking given us?

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