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Saturday, March 31, 2007

Saturday Morning Confusion!

Here, my children, is a major truth of life that I ran across today and should serve you well in your journey through this mortal plane!

Science and politics have co-existed in an uneasy relationship for a very long time. The reason is simple!

In science, "Truth" is meant to be independent of human preferences and agenda's, and its discovery occurs through the scientific method of conjectures and refutations.

In politics and religion, "Truth" is often a claim made on the basis of some outside authority............. church, charismatic leader, majority opinion in a democracy and selective evidence. etc. etc.

Politicians since Archimedes in ancient Greece have sought the advice of scientists in the making of public policy.

Yet there is a difference between open and closed societies in how scientific and religious advice is sought and given.

In protecting the delicate balance between science, religion, and by default, politics, we must understand where all three are coming from.

We then form our opinions on that clear and undeniable conclusion that only science affords us!

Let the creationists put that in their pipe and smoke it.

After all it's better to have them smoke it, than to let them burn us at the stake!!!

Your "let that confuse you" scribe;
Allan W Janssen

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