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Ohhhh, yeah. That's the stuff!

Go subscribe to Scientific American. You go now!

Need an incentive? How about a nice tall glass of You Ignorant Jackasses Need to Shut the Fuck Up? Mmmmm! Sarcasm!

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peregrin8
Mar. 24th, 2005 04:35 pm (UTC)
that OWNS.
fenriss
Mar. 24th, 2005 04:57 pm (UTC)
Yeah, huh? No more Ms. Nice Liberal. I *love* this kind of snarkiness on behalf of truth.
sparkymonster
Mar. 24th, 2005 05:34 pm (UTC)
Oh god that is brilliant.

science = love
fenriss
Mar. 24th, 2005 08:48 pm (UTC)
At the very least, science = reason!
rimrender
Mar. 24th, 2005 06:29 pm (UTC)
That's great.
I read SciAm all the time anyway being the science geek. This is scary http://www.alligator.org/pt2/050323freedom.php That fine wonderful human being, David Horowitz is leading this crusade to liberate education from dictorial teachers. Go to Frontpagemag.com or understandingthenetwork.org to see more of this shit. While it is funny to read the articles like the scientific america one, it don't help in the long run. The bad part is is that the party of limitted government is pushing thru a lot of unheard of laws like this.
I now work with a creationist asshole. "All of science is a myth created to debunk God" is his mode of thinking. Great that he's a computer tech, huh?
fenriss
Mar. 24th, 2005 08:31 pm (UTC)
Ugh. It's just baffling. I *know* there are plenty of theists out there who can reconcile their beliefs with science and progress. It's the people who go around trying to explain how their mythologies explain our world more reasonably than science who make it hard for me to sleep at night. And they have an agenda. I can't think too much about those lunatics without falling into a pretty serious depression.
smoakes777
Mar. 24th, 2005 08:10 pm (UTC)
A few years ago I was at a Skeptic convention where Gould was the special guest. Got to spend three days hearing scientists lecture on evolution. (I actually love Dawkins a little more than Gould, but only a little) It amazes me that the brilliant eloquent beautiful complex-yet-so-simple ideas these people present can be dismissed as "only a theory." Intelligent design infuriates me because at least creationism is up front about being based on religion.
I know so many people who claim to hate or distrust science, not seeming to realize how it permeates and guides every single thing we do. It makes me a little frustrated
fenriss
Mar. 24th, 2005 08:47 pm (UTC)
Gosh, I love Gould. Just hearing his name kind of soothes me.

The thing is (and I'm about to go off on stuff you already know very well, so please excuse me) science *equals* reason. I mean, the scientific method is the users manual for the human brain. How the hell are you supposed to impartially examine or investigate anything without using scientific procedures? The only other option is just to abandon reason altogether in favor, one assumes, of faith.

But, you know, there are plenty people of faith who have no difficulty having their spiritual lives while still respecting science. That's the good news, I think, because it means that this isn't just an "atheist's fight." There are a lot of us in this together. And while I know there will be rocky roads ahead, especially under the current administration, I'm confident reason will win this one. In the long run. I'm an optimist like that. Which might not be *entirely* rational, but nobody's perfect :)
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