Friday, January 06, 2006
Science must destroy religion?
Without the internal social glue of external war, the violence was intramural,reducing the survivability of each pack from within.
Therefore, the primate archetype of human affairs paints a dismal picture.
Organized human violence may be a successful Darwinian adaptation,
essential to tribe survival.
Far from alleviating war, the theological constructs used as nation-building fable
are very pointedly war-provoking stories, codifying the easy projection of all evil onto scapegoat others.
Human beings have never been able to come together without demonizing others in this way. It's who we are, hardwired to misbehave.
The latest of these cult fables, is known as "science",
and with true chimply hubris, imagines itself different from the others.
howl for the blood of religionists,
another outcast, Dan Winter,
leaps boldly over their cultish huddling....
and models the universe
so perfectly, it makes you laugh
when you first read it.
Posit the universe as a huge waveball,
with all possible frequencies represented,
and no structure.
What , aside from a naive theist deus-ex-machina,
could serve to attract the chaos into self-organization?
Does such a mathematical arrangement exist?
To find out....
Check out http://blog.360.yahoo.com/gglvr8
Over 100 years & physics is just getting bigger. I see all of science capable of doing only one thing-building better tools. The only thing of consequence science has ever given us is better tools.
No branch of science has ever described anything with certainty. To this day science cannot describe time, motion, atoms, an electron or electricity, gravity, how galaxys formed, or a host of thousands of other examples.
They can describe with certainty virtually nothing, but can build tools out of anything. They will continue to do amazing things-cloning, nanotech,perhaps a quantum computer & an artificial self-aware intelligence. But they will still not be able to describe anything.
In order to supplant religion, they will have to DESCRIBE fundamental reality & prove it beyond any doubt. A tall order considering they don't have the vaguest idea what mere "motion" is.
Personally, I really don't care if science destroyed religion. If there is a God, what God is concerned about is how you live your life & how you treat others, not how you worship. Do this right & God will accept you if you never set foot in a church.
Religion, or no religion, science, or no science, it's a win-win situation.