May 03, 2005

Science as the new Religion.

In the argument over religion vs secular humanism I've been following for a the last few days, I took note when one person stated that "science should be the bulwark on which we place our faith; and run our political affairs".

To that person, I would point him towards this little fable over at The Bastard Sword.

As Victorio says in the tale: "... but when it comes to problems that depend on the battles between the tiniest of nature's whims your predictions grow quite uncertain."

Anyone that has observed human nature in action knows only one thing; it is the most whimsical of all nature's variables. Science has never, and WILL never be able to account for it's will-o-the-wisp nature in any consistant manner. It's true that the average response may be forecast, but when dealing in matters of life and death, it only takes one unforseen divergence from that average to negate the whole forecasted results.

Posted by Delftsman3 at May 3, 2005 01:51 AM

George posted a good story. Science as a religion fits nicely with the athiest and secular views and I could care less what they believe, but I do care when it is pushed as part of their political agenda. The tale about the tower of babble should enlighten mankind about what happens when when he gets too godlike and arrogant for his own good.

Posted by: Jack at May 3, 2005 02:41 AM
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