rick at praxis.com.au
Fri Mar 2 12:48:00 EST 2007
Stewart Fist wrote:
> Rick writes
No, I believe Frank wrote this:
>>And finally ... I can't for the life of me see why anybody should so
>>virulently oppose that by which of their own admission they concede
>>doesn't exist. I mean ... logically, what is the point?
> I think it is probably because he thinks fundamentalist religions are one of
> the most destructive social forces on the planet.
> Personally, I think books like this need to be aimed fairly low
> intellectually, to be popular, and the more popular the position the better.
Exactly. There is, for example, no evidence whatsoever for creation theory.
It can be demonstrated that those in power who believe in this theory are
causing a "black ages" mentality to emerge in areas relating to scientific
research and enquiry. So even though creation theory is bunkum and the
processes is posits undemonstrated. So even though I do not believe
creation theory, I will go to lengths to debunk when necessary.
The same can be said for other things that don't exist or are not demonstrable.
There is often very good reason to engage those who believe in bunk in
debate, to assit the debunking process.
Rick Welykochy || Praxis Services
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it
is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
-- Arthur Schopenhauer
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