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Author Topic:   Has Mick the Wiz finally lost his last marble?
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Message 6 of 19 (917092)
03-21-2024 1:16 PM

Reminds me of the type of conversations I imagine ID/creationists having.
Scientist: Why don't you trust scientists?
Mike: They are always changing their minds.
Scientist: What would make you trust scientists more?
Mike: If they changed their mind about Intelligent Design.

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Message 11 of 19 (917110)
03-21-2024 5:19 PM
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03-21-2024 3:23 PM

Re: The Last Marble
Phat writes:
So then Elitists must have elevated their minds BEYOND God! Got it.
Just beyond the backwards morality and ideas of the Biblical authors.

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Message 19 of 19 (917374)
04-04-2024 11:05 AM

Asimov nailed it
Can't help but think of this Asimov quote:
The young specialist in English Lit, having quoted me, went on to lecture me severely on the fact that in every century people have thought they understood the universe at last, and in every century they were proved to be wrong. It follows that the one thing we can say about our modern "knowledge" is that it is wrong. The young man then quoted with approval what Socrates had said on learning that the Delphic oracle had proclaimed him the wisest man in Greece. "If I am the wisest man," said Socrates, "it is because I alone know that I know nothing." the implication was that I was very foolish because I was under the impression I knew a great deal.
My answer to him was, "John, when people thought the earth was flat, they were wrong. When people thought the earth was spherical, they were wrong. But if you think that thinking the earth is spherical is just as wrong as thinking the earth is flat, then your view is wronger than both of them put together."
  —Isaac Asimov

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