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QI - What surprising conclusion came from a lifetime study of fish?

QI - What surprising conclusion came from a lifetime study of fish?

(2:35) After years of studying fish, biologist Stephen Gould came to a surprising conclusion. QI YT channel

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Guest: (126 days ago)

Hurray!  An SJ Gould reference!  One of my favourite all-time people. 

Fascinating and rebellious scientist and proponent of the NOMA theory, plus countless others.  

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Hurray!  An SJ Gould reference!  One of my favourite all-time people. 

Fascinating and rebellious scientist and proponent of the NOMA theory, plus countless others.  

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WalterEgo WalterEgo (124 days ago)

I was curious so I looked up NOMA. This is from Wikipedia: "Non-overlapping magisteria  ( NOMA ) is the view that was advocated by Stephen Jay Gould that science and  religion each represent different areas of inquiry, fact vs. values, so there is a difference between the "nets"[1] over which they have "a legitimate magisterium, or domain of teaching authority," and the two domains do not overlap."

I don't buy that. Sounds to me more like an excuse not to hurt too many feelings. If anything, I think religion is a subset of science - in the sense that science is a method to try to understand reality as accurately as possible, and religion is just a part of that reality.

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I was curious so I looked up NOMA. This is from Wikipedia: "Non-overlapping magisteria  ( NOMA ) is the view that was advocated by Stephen Jay Gould that science and  religion each represent different areas of inquiry, fact vs. values, so there is a difference between the "nets"[1] over which they have "a legitimate magisterium, or domain of teaching authority," and the two domains do not overlap."

I don't buy that. Sounds to me more like an excuse not to hurt too many feelings. If anything, I think religion is a subset of science - in the sense that science is a method to try to understand reality as accurately as possible, and religion is just a part of that reality.

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OK, thanks for sharing your opinion.  

Please read some SJG.

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OK, thanks for sharing your opinion.  

Please read some SJG.

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