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Re: Is This A Fact Learned From Religion?

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Posted by Richard Ruquist on February 17, 2001 19:54:01 UTC

It's a fact about human nature. It is out the the reach of mathematics. The relevant experiments in denying freedom of thought are the lessons of history.

This law of human nature was revealed to me via my intuition as I read the question in your original post.

In all the scripture I have read, there is little direct transmission of information from god. I cannot think of any right now. There were visions and angels. Perhaps the Ten Commandments. So in a way I think your question about god has the answer-= nothing. God has not told us anything about life or nature. Yet there is a great deal about human nature in particular in the various religions that has not been verified or falsified by science.

Let's turn the tables. Where in science did your principle of happiness come from. There's no mathematics behind it.It cannot be objectively measured. By the way I agree with that principle. And science can help make it happen. But it is not a law of nature. It does not have to happen.

Frankly my opinion is that you put too much stock in science. Science has dogma, control by high priests, legislation of what you can and cannot believe in, just like religion. Both are human efforts. I agree that science has its advantages. But they both suffer from the usual human dificiencies.

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