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Posted: 01.13.11, 01:15 PM
Religion, not science, is what was 'invented' by humans. Science is what is observed and measured by humans. This is why science changes and why religion stays the same.
Science changes in response to new and larger datasets and methods of extending our 'eye' into new locations. Religion , most notably Catholicism, does not change because it is based on a narrative that cannot be modified. This is its attraction to most humans, who want something unchanging to hang onto.
Engineers, who are not scientists, may be drawn to fundamental religion because they like straight lines, simple, universal solutions and reliable assumptions. Astronauts and test pilots are also drawn to religion, as their death rate is astoundingly high.
Scientists are seldom fundamentalists because they dwell on the fuzzy edges, splitting hairs, finding problems and anomalies. Also, they face few physical risks in ordinary life.
Also, people who casually bash Houston are never as smart as they thing they are.
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