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Is the idea of a "god" inherent in our minds? posted 10 September 2004 in Philosophy DiscussionIs the idea of a "god" inherent in our minds? by AjDeath, Didact

Quote: "Cu'jara Cinmoi":2gxb1tjd
I do not reject science, just society's inclination to rely on it totally


It's this 'totally' you have to sell me on, AJ. The polls I've seen show the majority of people being deeply skeptical of science.



Lots of social institutions making lots of claims all the time, so the question is, Who do you believe? When it comes to generating truth-claims that are reliable, efficacious, parsimonious, comprehensive, fecund, etc., no institution in the history of the human race has even come close to matching the track record of science. And that is a mundane fact. All truth-claims are not equal - the computer you're reading this on, the fabrics in your clothes, your health, your material comfort, all shout this very same thing.[/quote:2gxb1tjd]I cannot sell you on the "totallity". As both sides of this argument can play semantics till the cows come home. Both sides are guilty of it. Having been a total atheist and a born again christian, I stand in the middle now. I look at both sides and see the same behavior. Hell, science may have it right, but until we can know really know, (which is impossible) it is a beleif system, one that rejects unfounded beliefs, but it is still in the same category, to me at least. The last sentence in your post does point out to me that society does tend to rely on science for just about everything. Which is not bad since it is helpful to humanity.(Also has something of that 'Totally')

I guess there is no way to defend this stance because it is my own personal view of where humanity stands, I always admit that I could be wrong and always adjust my beliefs with the information I learn. <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: --> view post


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