If you need to think about this now it's probably because your xmas parties are boring

I don't know what to think about this but i find this trend disturbing. Why do we need to bridge the gap between Science and religions? Those are 2 completely differents worlds:
one can be throw away when it's proved that the theory in question doesn't work and the other is accept that without proof and don't question anything because you might create a new religion (or heresy or whatever) but now that conservative people are in place of power we have to deal with
this. So here my little contribution in this steril and pointless trend. So I ask who is the most powerfull, God (or whatever is name is in your current personal religion) or mankind? Some will say that God or Whaterverisnameis is the more powerfull, and some like me say it's mankind. And here why: with the ever growing number of God there is now in this world, I'm currently thinking that for a man from a primitive society (and I use us for reference because for a more advanced one we are primitive) without any scientific knowledge, what this man has to explain some phenomenon he experience but he can't explain? Bingo!! The manifestation of a God or a Goddess depending what are is personal preference ;) So depending where you're in the world you will create different Gods. The problem with that is the mechanism to disprove this theory is WAR. Some will say I'm exagerating but if you exterminate all the followers of a God, you, the winner will say it was a false God, so you had disproved it :)

Now, today, we say that we are advanced and intelligent, and to a certain extent it's true, but I personaly doubt that all our current knowledge is even a drop in the ocean. So it's maybe why we still need religions to explain certain thing that science can explain yet ... because a miracle is something that you don't have any scientific explaination for it. I just hope that the angry followers of God will not destroy the scientific because they don't like what they say.

On this I wish you all a merry xmas


Assuming you have to pick one over the other is the real mistake. Why does everyone feel they have to do that when asked?

From a scientific point of view religion is a way to motivate people.
From a region point of view science is way to better the world through actions, not just with ideas.

Now; if you want to answer with the negative views of both; then I'd answer that its (almost) Christmas, a time of piece. And thats a fact.

By Thomas Zander at Fri, 12/24/2004 - 12:36

"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind"
Albert Einstein

Pretty much sums up my view-point.

By Paul at Sat, 12/25/2004 - 23:06

Sorry but i still can't understand why in 2004 nearly 2005, people still need to believe in superstitions like Astrology and God ... maybe because i evolved too fast i don't know but if we really want peace on Earth we need to eliminate those archaic concepts like religions, politics and nations

By Mathieu Chouinard at Sun, 12/26/2004 - 16:40

I think you want to take a bit of a history lesson here; religion is for many many people a much bigger driving force then science ever can be.
Think about it this way; all the major human creations were created due to a strong leader and that strong leader was kept in his position by faith.

The best description on this subject came from Douglas Adams, in "The Salmon Of Doubt". He, like me, does not believe in any god; but only he can explain why that does not mean he disagrees with people of strong faith.

I suggest this book to anyone; but that story alone is worth the price of the book :)

By Thomas Zander at Tue, 12/28/2004 - 21:11