Saturday, October 07, 2006

Failed Absorption Into The Warm Safe Fuzzy

A scientific approach to understaning the physical world may not provide me with that warm, fuzzy, and safe feeling that religious dogma is intended to provide, but I'll take hard cold facts over fiction anytime - no matter what the cost.

Any sense of alienation from those who subscribe to "intelligent design", and from those institutions (religions, denominations, sects, and cults) which promote varients of such an approach is what I consider the price which I must pay for continued self growth in an honest, and rational way.

"Imagine the consequences if any significant component of the U.S. government actually believed that the world was about to end and that its ending would be glorious. The fact that nearly half of the American population apparently believes this, purely on the basis of religious dogma, should be considered a moral and intellectual emergency."

- Letter to a Christian Nation -
- Sam Harris -

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The human back doesn't seem to be very intelligently designed. Mine is killing me as I type this.

The human sinus cavity also doesn't seem to be intelligently designed. Check it: The upper spinal column isn't strong enough to hold up a more solid skull, so we have sinus cavities to lighten the load, so to speak. These cavities also harbor all sorts of germs and bacteria, which make us sick.

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