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For one to make room for a pseudo-scientific belief they must ignore or change natural laws, the math, those things which serve as the foundations for scientific study. If we allow such an exception to accept a pseudo-scientific belief. Logical consistency and intellectual integrity would by extension require we carry those same exceptions into other fields of study. Fields which depend on the consistent, and reliable nature of reality to exist.

 

To put it plainly, to accept a pseudo-scientific belief is to accept a world in which the computer you are likely using to read these words could not exist. This is the extreme level of cognitive dissonance required by those who would deny science.

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Comment by Idaho Spud on February 14, 2017 at 10:30am

Thomas, I also agree with Penn Jillette.

Comment by Michael Penn on February 13, 2017 at 5:24pm

Well, Thomas, I'm afraid I will have to say that Penn Jillette is exactly correct.

Comment by BenGee on February 12, 2017 at 2:18am

lol thanks guys, very nice comments

Comment by Grinning Cat on February 8, 2017 at 8:54am

Many religions do allow themselves to be influenced by progress in secular society, sometimes eagerly, putting religious garb on humanistic principles, sometimes grudgingly, in order to survive. Once upon a time many Christian denominations supported slavery.

As for "Nothing is sacred", couldn't resist posting this cartoon:

Comment by Michael Penn on February 8, 2017 at 7:27am

Pseudoscience is a belief setup that makes claims but has no real evidence to back it up. Somewhere along the way you have to "suppose" something to come to a conclusion. Real science will have a usable model based on the evidence at hand at the time of the claim. This is why science is ever changing and marching forward. It's also why religion is never changing and static.

Comment by BenGee on February 7, 2017 at 2:37pm

Nothing is sacred...... maybe that's why I struggle so much to fit in >.>

Comment by Grinning Cat on February 7, 2017 at 1:27pm

We humans are very good at compartmentalization, applying reason except to certain cherished "sacred" things or relationships or ideas.

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