Science as Mythology

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  1. wynn ˙ Valued Senior Member

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    Right. Because the actual affordability and effects of science in people's lives are irrelevant.

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  3. wynn ˙ Valued Senior Member

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    Except that they, usually indirectly, do tell us how we should feel about it: that despising ourselves and rejecting ourselves is acceptable, when it is done in favor of science.
     
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  5. gmilam Valued Senior Member

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    But this is not caused by the knowledge itself. :shrug:
     
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  7. gmilam Valued Senior Member

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    You must've had crappy science teachers. I've never received this message from any teachers I've had or books I've read. :bugeye:

    EDIT: In fact, I'd like some examples of where "science" or "scientists" tell us that despising and rejecting ourselves is acceptable. Directly or indirectly.
     
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  8. charles brough Registered Senior Member

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    Yes, you are into the heart of the subject, and as usual, everyone ignores it. In the real world (more than in the dictionary), "myths" and "mythology" are nothing more than outdated, outgrown "knowledge." A couple of thousand years ago our religious "mythologies" were considered advanced, that is, reality. The Genesis story was an immense improvement over the older Babylonian version, for example.

    In other words, our understanding becomes more accurate in each civilization and is reflected in its ideology, our over-all-other ideology now being our secular/science ideals and way of thinking. Anyone perceptive enough should perceive that in our infinite universe, what there is to know is also infinite. So, we can never have "the absolute understanding of it and ourselves." What we have always done in the growth of civilization is to simply keep improving the accuracy of what we do believe. That is why we call it "theory" and try to avoid using the ancient and obsolete religion-word, "truth."

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  9. wynn ˙ Valued Senior Member

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    That it is "normal" to eat meat, engage in non-procreative sex, that swearing can release tension, and such.
     
  10. RichW9090 Evolutionist Registered Senior Member

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    Aha! That explains it. Wynn just needs to get laid, have a good steak, and tell someone to go Fuck Off!
     
  11. gmilam Valued Senior Member

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    Well, outside of the facts that:
    1) Eating meat is normal.
    2) My ex-wife couldn't have kids & my girlfriend is past menopause, so any sex we had/have was/is non-procreative.
    3) Swearing is just words, but it does do good to blow off steam every now and then.

    What does any of this have to do with science? :shrug:
     
  12. wynn ˙ Valued Senior Member

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    Science tells us that such behaviors are "normal" and desirable (that they supposedly have beneficial effects).
     
  13. wynn ˙ Valued Senior Member

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    As much as I need a lobotomy.
     
  14. RichW9090 Evolutionist Registered Senior Member

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    Apparently, Wynn, you've already had that.
     
  15. gmilam Valued Senior Member

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    Never heard "science" comment on such things one way or another. Personal experience tells me that they are indeed normal, and they do have beneficial effects.
     

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