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Can mankind finally realize that science isn’t a gift from god? It isn’t a blessing bestowed upon us to show us his almighty form. It isn’t evidence of his existence. Quite the contrary. It is only through hard work, thousands of hypothesis, millions of man hours of scrutinizing data and looking at stars that we have been able to explain things in the modern cosmological field of science. We live at an amazing time. The understanding of the universe that the average 18 year high school graduate has is far more advanced that the most accepted scientific theory from 200 years ago.
Now, unfortunately, many “science deniers” use this to say, “See, science has been wrong before”. Well, this certainly is true… but not really much in the last 20 years. Since the advent of DNA knowledge and super computers, our “guesses” are becoming more and more verifiably correct. And, when new evidence comes along to refine our understanding, we are happy to welcome it with open arms – unlike Christians who feel that they’re 2,000 storybook has all the answers in it already and needs no new information or addendums.
The more one takes the time to understand science and cosmology, the easier it is to see how primitive man, not privy to this knowledge, might have easily invented religion to explain these things. You can even see how these concepts could stick around a while after science has explained them simply because “tradition” is hard to get rid of.
But, how far does it have to go? How long do we have to keep fighting the blindness of religion to advance mankind’s understanding. We stop stem cell research because they think it’s morally wrong – even if they don’t really understand the process. It could lead to advancements in medical science once thought impossible and cure diseases that plague us now and cause millions to suffer… but not at the expense of ”playing god” (as the religious right likes to put it). However, when you accept that THERE IS NO GOD, it’s ok to “play him”. The world is such an amazing place and to give credit for all we see around us to a toga-wearing hippie in the clouds is a slap in the face of the human race… and all that we have achieve, on our own, without divine intervention.
We mustn’t sit back and let “creationism” be taught in schools. We must encourage a broad understanding of science and math. We must fight intellectual tyranny and stop letting the religiosity in this country control the debate on science. I don’t pretend to know more about basketball than Michael Jordan… maybe it’s time that religious leaders and their cults stop pretending to know more about science than the scientists!
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