Reconciling assholes for nearly a decade.

all right which one of you boners

is grepping ?off threads to write your articles for you?

http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2005/8/12/4294/44070
Permalink muppet 
August 12th, 2005
"Sorry, but you can only moderate stories if you have a valid user account. Luckily for you, making one is easy!"
Permalink Mat Hall 
August 12th, 2005
well I guess you miss out, mat.
Permalink muppet 
August 12th, 2005
Teaser:

In response to criticism from scientists, proponents of Intelligent Design often point out that evolution is itself a faith-based theory, and they are right. In fact, in a certain sense, every scientific theory is based in faith. There is, however, a vast difference in meaning between these two uses of the word 'faith.' In order to resolve this semantic ambiguity, I have kindly volunteered myself to take up the job of forming a clear and unambiguous distinction between 'religious faith' and 'scientific faith,' of carefully defining their respective meanings, and of discussing the relative merits of the two approaches in their ability to uncover the truth about how the world really works.

Conclusion:

In conclusion, both scientific claims and religious claims rely on a type of faith, it is just that religious faith de facto has no connection with reality, since it does not care to corroborate its claims with how things really are. Scientific faith, on the other hand, is, for all its faults, at least trying its best to understand how the world really works.
Permalink MarkTAW 
August 12th, 2005
Well *that* was worth creating an account for... Pfft.
Permalink Mat Hall 
August 12th, 2005
Maybe not that, but there's another article in queue "Weekend Wank Fest"
Permalink MarkTAW 
August 12th, 2005
"What is a wank fest?"

It depends on whether or not you went to public school*... :)

* In the British sense -- Eton, Harrow, that sort of thing.
Permalink Mat Hall 
August 12th, 2005
WTF? Has the author considered the possibility that science is based on doubt rather than faith?
Permalink Tayssir John Gabbour 
August 12th, 2005
"I have kindly volunteered myself to take up the job of forming a clear and unambiguous distinction between 'religious faith' and 'scientific faith,'"

Ah, now, the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Permalink Joel Goodwin 
August 12th, 2005
It's much simpler than this; the difference between science and religion is that the guy who disproves the word of Einstein will be first reviled and then revered. The guy who disproves the word of Jesus will be first reviled and then killed.
Permalink Katie Lucas 
August 12th, 2005
LOL Katie...

John's got a good point. It isn't faith so much as hypothetical doubt.

"It is highly unlikely that the world is only 2,000 years old because... x, y, z."
Permalink I am Jack's infinite id 
August 12th, 2005
Muppet, where ya been? You didn't post for a whole day, so we thought you were dead.
Permalink Dana (formerly Blue State Bitch) 
August 12th, 2005
I replied to your annoyance of me in that thread, sweetie.
Permalink muppet 
August 12th, 2005
"It depends on whether or not you went to public school"

Or all boys Catholic school.
Permalink Rick Tang 
August 12th, 2005

This topic was orginally posted to the off-topic forum of the
Joel on Software discussion board.

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