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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Actually, per some more enlightened folks, like well, the Dalai Lama, Science has actually brought better understanding to what the Buddha, as well as some other “prophets” of other religions understood, centuries ago.. The real argument is with the literalists of “the book”, so many times translated, and with so many common errors in those translations. (Then add in “interpretations” by religious “leaders” for a few centuries as well.)


    So many things “science” still can’t totally explain, but relying on mythology of faith, could gather some wisdom in science as well. Like well, what IS the universe, or universes,, and where did it all start??? NOT 6,000 years ago in literal days.

  2. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, 12 months ago

    Faith, like science, should be an exploration of the universe and our place in it. We should be constantly questioning our understanding of faith, religion and God. We should always be looking to expand our perception of the spiritual. It would be hubris of the highest order to say sooooo very limited humans have completely understood an omnipotent, omniscienct and omnipresent Being, capturing the essence within a single book and philosophy.

  3. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 12 months ago

    Fred has a few words to say on the subject.


    The naive definition of separate species is that a male from one cannot mate with any female from the other and produce a fertile offspring. (I know, this naive definition isn’t always followed: dogs and wolves can interbreed easily, but are considered separate species. And some biologist types told me there are cases where siblings can be of different species using the technical definition from advanced biology. But my naive definition is necessary for my argument.)


    The naive definition means no one has ever seen, ever in recorded history, one species evolving into a different species. So where does anyone get the idea? Clearly, one can breed dogs that range from chihuahuas to Rotweilers, but they’re still dogs (my naive definition makes dogs and wolves the same species, since they can interbreed, so since humans have been breeding dogs, they haven’t been able to evolve a new species). That’s pretty much what Fred is saying. No one has ever seen one species evolve into another, so it must never have happened.


    And those rocks that archaeologists dig up that look like bones? They’re (mostly) inorganic material that just LOOKS like bones. They were put there to test if people believe the Good Book that says the world is 6017 years old, or disbelieve, and thereby separate the Saints from the sinners.

  4. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    The orthodoxy of science also needs to be questioned.

  5. Mephistopholes

    Mephistopholes GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Michael – I think you have been mislead by the pseduo-scientists and philosophers that you rely on for your information. I would even go so far as to encourage you to continue your beliefs because they seem to serve you well.

    I will say though that I am ever so glad that you and your like-minded people aren’t able to convince the school board in my community that your backward, and misguided ideas should be taught as science.

    I honestly don’t care what people believe or teach in their homes to their children as long as they keep it to themselves. But the intellectual path you tread is a short one that goes nowhere and too often people like you think to thwart the education of the children around you.

    Keep your bible, or Koran, or Talmud in your home and study it’s teachings with care. I wish you well in that endeavor.

  6. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, 12 months ago

    All of the matter in our own universe and the infinite number of other universes out there has always been here and always will be. There is no supreme being designing things. The universe is indifferent to us and does its own thing. We are here, let’s party.

  7. lonecat

    lonecat said, 12 months ago

    @Rad-ish

    The orthodoxy of science is constantly questioned — by science.

  8. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @lonecat

    Now if they would just use the same standards on historians. ;-)

  9. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 12 months ago

    @dtroutma

    Their claim of the Earth’s age isn’t even literal. It’s an assumption based on a list of names.

  10. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 12 months ago

    @Joadtom

    No more stoned than anyone who believes the universe was created at the whim of some magical being who somehow always existed.

  11. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 12 months ago

    Those are your beliefs, and you’re welcome to them. However, any attempt to try to force your opinions on others makes you every bit as tiresome as hard line atheists who try to prod others into their beliefs.

  12. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @Michael wme

    Michael, just a query., was Piltdown man’s skull a sinner fossil, or of the saint variety?

  13. r2varney

    r2varney said, 12 months ago

    @Michael wme

    The naive definition means no one has ever seen, ever in recorded history, one species evolving into a different species.
    I guess all the different food products.. grains etc don’t count.. Or the multitude of viruses that change… There are quite a number of “new man made” species that could not breed with the original.. But that would require an open and inquiring mind…

  14. spyderred

    spyderred said, 12 months ago

    There it is again — the attempt to elevate “belief” over knowledge. Think of all the gods for whom believers have slaughtered their neighbors. Then those gods fall out of favor and other, equally blood-thirsty ones (or one in the current fashion) take their place. But the intolerance, the determination to elevate easy belief over difficult knowledge, continues apace.

  15. lonecat

    lonecat said, 12 months ago

    @Mr King

    Perhaps from a warthog, then?

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