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Philosophy

Belief about Beliefs

Beliefs are a wonderful things, as long as people realize that when their beliefs about how I should live my life conflict with mine, mine win.

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Philosophy

Opinions

Of course everyone has the right to have an opinion, just like everyone else has the right to think that opinion is ridiculous.

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Philosophy

Inner Bastard

I find that one of my strengths is being friends with my inner bastard, and knowing low long his chain needs to be.

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Philosophy

Not Caring

Not caring isn’t always a bad thing. I don’t care who sleeps with who or those that sleep with nobody at all. I don’t care about where someone’s skin tone fits on the color scale. I don’t care about anyone’s religion or lack thereof. I don’t care if someone is a guy or a gal. I don’t actually care about a lot of things because I have enough to concern myself with just being myself. Why complicate my life by worrying about stuff that doesn’t effect me?

© 2014, Tim Boothby. All rights reserved.

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Observations Philosophy Politics

Ponder: Religious Science and Scientific Religion

The only thing stupider than injecting religion into science is injecting science into religion. I came to this when I watched a documentary that reported that many scientists were rethinking the Big Bang theory, and as I listened to the reasons given, their disagreement stemmed from the fact that TBBT read too much like Genesis. Admit it, that’s a stupid reason to rethink a theory; its simple, either disprove the science behind the theory or admit that there are similarities and move along.

The major problems with science and religion is the practice of both by humans. Otherwise how would we have peer-reviewed research supporting both sides of global warming? This is where science and religion are so similar, human nature and money have a huge bearing on the “truths” they reveal.

Trying to substitute science for religion is to try to reduce facts and laws to beliefs; it doesn’t work, and that’s why its stupider to substitute science for religion than to contaminate science with religion; because, people claiming to follow science should possess the rudimentary intelligence required to differentiate between a belief system and physical laws. Something that evangelical atheism needs to take to heart.

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Philosophy

Looking at Science and Religion, from a Cleric Who’s a Fanatic in Neither.

Brother Guy Consolmagno SJ was born in Detroit, Michigan. He earned undergraduate and masters degrees from MIT, and a Ph. D. in Planetary Science from the University of Arizona, was a researcher at Harvard and MIT, served in the US Peace Corps, and taught university physics at Lafayette College before entering the Jesuits in 1989.

In these two videos he tackles the questions: How does religion work in a society shaped by science and technology? How do scientists and engineers practice their religions? How does a Jesuit brother with degrees from MIT and a PhD in planetary science, reconcile science and Catholicism? His book, God’s Mechanics, examines the personal religious life and theology of scientists, engineers and tech nerds.

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