The Catholic Church of the 16th century is no more representative of Theology than ethnic cleansing is representative of Darwin. It's not theological views which corrupted religious organizations, it is the political power of organization which corrupts underlying views (theological, scientific, or otherwise). > They used green wood to kill him because it took longer. > A very scientific approach. > >> >>If you can't immediately figure out how something can be the way it is >>> theology advises you to just give up and say "God did it"; >>> >> >> > Now that we can give up and say "Evolution did it", things are much >> better, eh? >> > > Exactly. Explaining how complexity came about from simplicity is much > better than saying complexity came about from even more complexity. > Religion does the same thing. The Tower of Babel. Noah's Ark. Genesis. Complexity emerges from simplicity, just like any creation myth. If you don't have a theory which explains the simplicity though, then all you have really done is impress yourself by hiding the problem behind your back. It's 'turtles all the way down'. > > > Can you imagine how many physicists there would be at the LHC if it >> paid the same as being a theologian? > > > TV evangelists make far more money than any physicist who ever lived. > That's a straw man since anyone who has a TV show aimed at taking money from the general public can do that. Ron Popeil is not a theologian. > > Can you imagine a scientist finding something that contradicted his >> potential for future paychecks? >> > > What would lead to unemployment is if the LHC discovers nothing mysterious > that contradicts what we think we know. > Not really. Validating the standard model is just as profitable as mystery. Now we are going to need to build a whole new generation of facilities to experiment with the Higgs. What would lead to unemployment is if the LHC discovers nothing more than smaller, cheaper facilities could have discovered. Craig > John K Clark > > > > > > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msg/everything-list/-/YLUv-BxslGwJ. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.