tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7249837629386789627.post1437907791272353089..comments2008-02-06T13:36:43.061-05:00Comments on Evolved and Rational: A skeptical look at homeopathyEvolved Rationalisthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10145578845908854985noreply@blogger.comBlogger4125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7249837629386789627.post-23236037414995782962008-02-06T13:36:00.000-05:002008-02-06T13:36:00.000-05:00Anonymous, Ignoring the fact that your post is com...Anonymous, Ignoring the fact that your post is completely off topic to the original article, which was an excellent shelling of the ridiculous idea of homeopathy, I'd like to take issue with pretty much everything you just wrote. For starters, many of the attacks that are percieved as specifically anti-christian are in fact broadsides against the foundations of all religions and religious thinking. They are placed in a Christian context because that is the social and cultural context in which most of us were raised.<BR/><BR/>Secondly, you seem to have twisted science into some sort of absurd caricature of what it actually is. Science is NOT an ideology, it's a process for methodically describing the world around us through observation. You mention eugenics as an example of some percieved evil that science has brought into the world.<BR/><BR/>Let me be very clear here. Science makes no moral or ethical judgements on any of the secrets that it reveals. It is up to us to use science in a moral and ethical manner. The disappearance of eugenics is a function of changing ethical standards (and some additional research on it), not some sort of change in the false science dogma that you seem to be describing. It is a tool, not an ideology. Furthermore, Science is NEVER "unquestionable", it is in fact the exact opposite of that at all times - always questioning, always wondering, and always trying to learn more. Old theories are replaced with newer, better ones and mankind takes another tiny step forward. Which of these things seems more reasonable to you, taking a book written piecemeal over thousands of years and finished 2000 years ago that describes, among other things, rules on slave ownership and slaughtering innocents, or the discipline of observation and experimentation that has brought us incredible advances in standards of living for people all over the world.<BR/><BR/>If you despise knowledge so much, perhaps you should renounce the things that the scientific method has brought you, such as your house, plumbing, medical science, your car, most of your food, and the computer that you typed your blog post on. Put your money where your mouth is.<BR/><BR/>Also, you spelled "weak" wrong.Bozmannoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7249837629386789627.post-22779873906111945592008-02-05T13:36:00.000-05:002008-02-05T13:36:00.000-05:00BTW - I also want to add that environmentalism has...BTW - I also want to add that environmentalism has a strong fundamentalist base that believes the Earth is an actual living being.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7249837629386789627.post-11417885609348478202008-02-05T13:31:00.000-05:002008-02-05T13:31:00.000-05:00I still don't understand why you guys focus all of...I still don't understand why you guys focus all of your energy on Christianity and seem completely fine with Islam and other beliefs. So, the idea that you believe this because Christians are trying to take beloved science away from you is just week. <BR/><BR/>BTW - I should help some Christians out and start a blog about all the things that "unquestionable" science has brought us - like eugenics. All of a sudden an idea that was "proven" science as little as 60 years ago just vanished from the face of the Earth.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7249837629386789627.post-45383772593674262572008-02-03T10:32:00.000-05:002008-02-03T10:32:00.000-05:00Very well done. I noticed the disclaimer at the h...Very well done. I noticed the disclaimer at the homeopathy site that you referenced: "This site is for information only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Nothing on this site is a recommendation as to how to treat any particular disease or health-related condition. Not all conditions will respond to homeopathic treatment."<BR/><BR/>No shit? Imagine that!<BR/><BR/>The Born Again AtheistThe Born Again Atheisthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07617427539622108768noreply@blogger.com