Sunday, December 30, 2012

Magic Makes Bad Answers

It is truly bizarre that those who continue to push the pro-religion-science compatibility idea don’t get that the point of science is to replace answers that involve magic with ones that don’t. To insist they remain viable is from a mindset that would insist children should never grow up.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Theocratic Branches Of Government

The Gun "Principle"

For the NRA, a group that pushes for the "principle" of gun ownership, this is the post card that needs to be sent whenever someone dies from a bullet. If gun ownership is more important that the people who die from gun use, then those who take that position must be willing to declare it to those who "sacrifice" for the principle. Otherwise, the "principle" is a diversion only meant to try and justify an unjustifiable position.

Giving Guns To The Paranoid

The argument is made that a gun will stop the government from becoming tyrannical, which is nonsense. In addition, who else other than the government would create the "well-regulated militia" that is supposed to be the justification for gun ownership?

We have long since outgrown the need for the Wild West frontier mentality when we were at constant war with Native Americans (which was wrong to begin with) and fed the militia idea. What seems to go along with gun ownership now is paranoia more than anything else, which is a valid reason to be against it, not a justification for it.

Friday, December 14, 2012

A Magical Virus

The purpose of science is to replace the magic that mistakenly served as a source of answers for so long. For religious believers to insist it still be an option is to make the nonsensical demand that the cure retain the original virus.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Evangelical Prosecutors

When prosecutors fight evidence of exoneration after a conviction has been obtained, it reminds me a lot of how fundamentalist religious believers act toward new scientific evidence. To both of them, it is apparently a virtue to see a past claim as valid even when new evidence clearly and convincingly contradicts it.