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The conflict between religion and science

The conflict between religion and science

Jesus was born of a virgin. Which scientific laws does that break? A point well made by American neuroscientist and author Sam Harris, speaking at La Ciudad de las Ideas 2009 Re-Evolution festival.

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Guest: (4106 days ago)
shite science is science religion is relgion and NOT science another bible punching load of bollocks
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shite science is science religion is relgion and NOT science another bible punching load of bollocks
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Guest: True (4106 days ago)
That's quite a persecution complex you have going on there. Let me guess... you're a Christian
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That's quite a persecution complex you have going on there. Let me guess... you're a Christian
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Guest: Realist (4106 days ago)
You are missing the point. He's saying that people are being satisfied with stupid irrational stories that don't adhere to simple observable laws of nature, rather than using their own judgment and common sense to rationalize the world around you. Religion is the embracing of ignorance.
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You are missing the point. He's saying that people are being satisfied with stupid irrational stories that don't adhere to simple observable laws of nature, rather than using their own judgment and common sense to rationalize the world around you. Religion is the embracing of ignorance.
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Guest: Rational Thinking For ALL (4106 days ago)
As you say, at the same time Religion is the embodiment of embracing ignorance, and the denial of rational though. With the subtext that FAITH supersedes reason! What are they thinking of? I agree whole heartedly with the speaker.
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As you say, at the same time Religion is the embodiment of embracing ignorance, and the denial of rational though. With the subtext that FAITH supersedes reason! What are they thinking of? I agree whole heartedly with the speaker.
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Guest: (4106 days ago)
I agree with the speaker. Religion's virtues lie only within its capacity to instill virtues into its followers. Its preface, if you will, is obsolete.
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I agree with the speaker. Religion's virtues lie only within its capacity to instill virtues into its followers. Its preface, if you will, is obsolete.
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Guest: Yawn (4103 days ago)
Latest comment: Another one missing the point of mythological stories. It's perfectly possible to be a christian without believing that every story in the bible is literally true. Just as it is perfectly possible to be a scientist without believing it possible to completely understand the universe.
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Latest comment: Another one missing the point of mythological stories. It's perfectly possible to be a christian without believing that every story in the bible is literally true. Just as it is perfectly possible to be a scientist without believing it possible to completely understand the universe.
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Guest: guest (4106 days ago)
another american nut job
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another american nut job
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