Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Now in Digital

I tried to post this on facebook, but it was too long. So you my friends, my ten readers, get it instead. I may have to actually watch some TV.

Science doesn't have a story that changes, there simply is no story. Science isn't entertainment or some folky tale like religion is, it simply exists to uncover facts and truths about how our universe works. When our science is updated with more detail or falsified by new research, our knowledge is increased and modified to reflect reality. This doesn't occur with religion. With religion, progress is resisted and words in the bible are ignored when they don't fit accepted societal norms. If it weren't for science, nearly all of life's modern comforts and spectacular medical breakthroughs would have never occurred.

Taken from the comment section on cnet news about Stephen Hawking's upcoming interview on ABC with Diane Sawyer. In speaking about science and religion, he says, "They made a human-like being with whom one can have a personal relationship. When you look at the vast size of the universe and how insignificant an accidental human life is in it, that seems most impossible."


Knitting Linguist said...

What a fabulous quote! I'm going to have to search that interview out.

MsAmpuTeeHee said...

I practice zen buddhism (not a religion, but a practice), and so does my sweetie..except that he came to it through his physics studies and scientific researchers kept cited buddhist written works.
Not sure why I am telling you this. Except to let you know that reader #10 is in the house ;-)

MsAmpuTeeHee said...

citing. not cited.
now I go get sleep.