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Comment: Re:Creationism (Score 1) 400

by Maritz (#49782211) Attached to: Creationists Manipulating Search Results

If scientists want to be taken seriously, they need to stop arguing the existence of a deity when 85% of the world's population believes in one.

Science has no opinion on the existence of God except where it is presented as a testable question (which it never is). Also, if you believe stuff just because other people believe it you're doomed to eternal ignorance.

If scientists want to be taken seriously, they have to stop worrying what stupid people think.

Don't worry, by and large, scientists give not a single fuck what 'stupid' people think. It might be better if they did, but they don't.

Comment: Re:One web site. (Score 1) 400

by Maritz (#49781907) Attached to: Creationists Manipulating Search Results

Sure there are some good lessons in there wrt morality, etc ...

It sure is good to occasionally remember in the modern world that selling, for example, your daughter into slavery is A-OK. As is slavery in general of course. Failing to trim the hair on the side of your head is RIGHT fucking OUT (obviously). And having a rebellious son should definitely result in the entire village stoning them to death. Honestly, where would we be without the Bible's moral guidance.

Comment: Re:Why is this dribble on the front page? (Score 1) 400

by Maritz (#49780833) Attached to: Creationists Manipulating Search Results

The real problem is, in an infinite, probabilistic universe, even the smallest chance that God exists is a certainty.

That might be a problem for you. But the universe is 13 and a bit billion years old, and maybe somewhere around 100 billion light years in diameter. So it fails the infinity test.

You would also have to specify what God you're talking about. I would be more than a little surprised if it turned out to be one made up by bronze age goat herders on an unremarkable blue planet around an unremarkable yellow sun in an unremarkable galaxy.

Comment: Re: Alternate story title (Score 2, Informative) 400

by Maritz (#49780811) Attached to: Creationists Manipulating Search Results
The list of what christians are 'supposed' to do but do not do is astonishing. If you take the whole book, then even the crazy ones are hellbound hypocrites. Show me a preacher who doesn't trim the hair on the side of his head for example (expressly fucking forbidden in Leviticus). Even if you take it forward to the 'nice' nutter, JC - he gave pretty specific instructions that NO-ONE pays any attention to.

Comment: Re:"What happened to the dinosaurs?" (Score 1) 400

by Maritz (#49780789) Attached to: Creationists Manipulating Search Results

Just because they looked like overgrown lizards in Jurassic Park, doesn't mean they're related to lizards.

No, it doesn't mean they're related to lizards. They're related to lizards because they're related to lizards. Parent didn't say anything about raptors, Therapods are the one major dinosaur sub-order that branched out into birds. There's nothing wrong with saying dinosaurs were related to lizards. We're related to lizards.

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