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"Digging for Truth"?
Authored by: Winter on Wednesday, September 26 2012 @ 08:19 AM EDT
@PJ
"Why is this on Groklaw? Does it have anything to do with what Groklaw is
about?"

The motto of Groklaw is "Digging for Truth". The pun did not escape
me.

First, this is not about Christianity or religion in general. This is about the
politics of a very specific religion that started in the USA in the early 20th
century.

As a counter example, the Catholic church accepts the sciences, including its
description of the history of life. The Catholic church just rejects the use of
science to displace religion. A position that is fine with more than 99% of all
scientists.

Creationism has been from its roots in the 1920's an attack on the scientific
method itself:
Empirical evidence shall not take precedence over [the current interpretation
of] the Scriptures. Targeting biology instead of physics is just tactics.

Ask yourself. What is it you object to?

Physics in general or just Astrophysics and Geology?

Biology in general or just Taxonomy, Molecular Genetics, and Paleontology?

There is a lot of talk about the "Theory of Evolution", but that does
not exist. What creationists call ToE is Biology itself. Creationists attack
specific leaves (factoids) of the theory, but ignore the tree and its roots than
keep the whole of science together.

Biology without evolution is like Physics before Galileo. Physics without
Quantum Mechanics, Relativity, Electricity and Magnetism, and without Newton.

And the "young earth" theory is exactly physics before Galileo.



---
Some say the sun rises in the east, some say it rises in the west; the truth
lies probably somewhere in between.

[ Reply to This | Parent | # ]

Discussion is related to Groklaw through strongly held moral beliefs...
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, September 26 2012 @ 11:29 PM EDT
And Groklaw has a strong "fundamentalist" approach, where reading of
the
original documents (docket items) is very much encouraged.

I repeat: read Darwin "On the origin of species".

Fundamentally, evolution challenges recieved authority, encourages critical
thinking. This is threatening to those who desire to be in control over
others, and they rouse the masses against it and profit by it.

Not that big science isn't corrupting.....especially big agra and pharma..One
strong reason to distance the universities from the corporations. (But this is

another rant.....)

(Christenson)

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