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Author Topic:   Is science a religion?
nator
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Message 8 of 295 (290707)
02-26-2006 6:48 PM
Reply to: Message 7 by subbie
02-26-2006 6:42 PM


you'd like this site by James Randi.
Read his book FLIM-FLAM for more fun.

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nator
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Message 32 of 295 (291393)
03-02-2006 8:24 AM
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03-01-2006 8:15 PM


Re: Defining "Supernatural"
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Keep in mind, science is done by scientists who are, by and large, just like regular people. They are often motivated by the same irrational drives that the rest of us mere mortals suffer from. Many, many sins against the scientific method have been made, some honest, some otherwise.
Actually, most of the actual scientists I know (and I know a fair many) tend to be less sure of what they know, and what is known, than the general populace.
It's the way science works, you see, with the constant criticism and picking apart and flaw-finding in each others' research. Peer-review, reproducability, and tentativity do a pretty good job to keep most of the biases and "irrational drives" in check.
That's precisely what the scientific method is for.

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nator
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Message 33 of 295 (291395)
03-02-2006 8:26 AM
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03-01-2006 10:01 PM


Re: Defining "Supernatural"
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I'd love to give you some specific examples but, as I said, I don't have any. Sorry.
Come on, now, you said that there were a whole lot of people, and you can't even name one?

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