Gore: creationism OK

Yoshie Furuhashi furuhashi.1 at osu.edu
Sun Aug 29 11:10:54 PDT 1999

Gordon to Rakesh:
>> It is not authoritarian to require that educated people have both
>> understood the nature of the evidence for the claim that all life has
>> evolved from a few or one simple life form and grasped the theory of
>> natural selection.
>It is authoritarian to require.

If this is the reason for your claim that "science _is_ becoming a kind of religion," you might as well argue against education tout court.

Gordon wrote:
>Perhaps, as the fundies
>say, science _is_ becoming a kind of religion, along with
>liberalism and capitalism, held to be self-evidently (that
>is, mystically) true.

As a matter of fact, it is fundamentalists -- not Rakesh -- who worship the aura of science. Otherwise, why do they wrap up their religion in the mantle of science? While contesting the scientific methods when they disagree with their religion, they still covet the aura of scientism. That's pathetic.


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