Fredric Rice (email@example.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
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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
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
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
No wonder the country's educational quality is in the