Fredric Rice (frice@stbbs.com) first said: The perpetuation of ignorance and superstition

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Fredric Rice (frice@stbbs.com) first said: The perpetuation of ignorance and superstition for monetary gain is, I would think, unethical as well as eventually self-destructive. The "Mysterious Origins of Man" is certainly not science -- it is claptrap. Do you guys and gals: 1: honestly think you're doing America a favor by contributing to its growing lack of science education by airing claptrap and pretending it's science? 2: suffering from that very same affliction and are collectively too ignorant to understand what science actually is and what it is not? 3: suffer from the total lack of ethics? What _is_ your problem? Bill Cote (bcvideo@pop.interport.net) then said: My only problem is that certain folks in the scientific community appear to have so little faith in their brand of "scientism" that they are fearful of anyone even questioning their authority. If education is in trouble in America, it would behoove those who teach to re-examine what they are teaching and get off their academic altars. Science is failing to explain many of the mysteries of our world and the average man does not like to be told these mysteries do not exist simply because no scientific theory can explain them. It's time for science to broaden it's view and focus on new answers instead of fighting to defend it's sacred traditions. Sincerely BC Fredric Rice then said: That's one way to continue to pretend you're not perpetuating ignorance and pseudo-science, true. And yet when science is employed and your "sadly mistaken" religious beliefs are easilly debunked, the only defense is to pretend there's some huge, dark, sinister cabal of evil pretenders trying to maintain the status quo out of greed... And you won't even attempt to defend your undefendable religious beliefs in public; no, your methodology is to broadcast and pretend that those who easilly correct your "mistakes" are part of some huge conspiracy, thus allowing you to dismiss the truth without reguard. Amazing really. But then you're not interested in the damage you do or the fact that wishful thinking will never replace science, are you? No, my guess is that the only thing you are really interested in is bilking the ignorant for all it's worth and maintaining the low standard of education in the country. It's legal, right? So why not, right? Have you no shame? You might as well open up a "Psychic Hot Line" and bilk the ignorant honestly rather than try to drag scientific method down into the mud with you. You might as well start up your own television ministry and start "faith healing" the ignorant -- that would be more honest. No wonder the country's educational quality is in the toilet.

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