If you look at the universe and study the universe, what you find is that there is no evidence that we need anything other than the laws of physics and the other laws of science to explain everything we see. There's absolutely no evidence that we need any supernatural hand of god. -- Lawrence Krauss, World-Renowned Physicist
There is probably no other notion in any field of science that has been as extensively tested and as thoroughly corroborated as the evolutionary origin of living organisms. -- Encyclopedia Britannica
FAITH. No one word personifies the absolute worst and most wicked properties of religion better than that. Faith is mind-rot. It’s the poison that destroys critical thinking, undermines evidence, and leads people into lives dedicated to absurdity. It’s a parasite regarded as a virtue. -- PZ Myers
Religion is the antithesis of science, an anesthetic for the mind that disables critical thought and encourages the acceptance of inanity as fact, and wishful thinking as evidence. -- PZ Myers

Thursday, August 2, 2012

The difference between science and religion

Science requires evidence.
Religion requires wishful thinking.

Scientific progress requires curiosity.
Religion requires cowards.

Science advances human progress.
Religion gets in the way of progress.

Science requires brilliant people who can think.
Religion requires gullible morons who are willing to believe any bullshit if it makes them feel good.

Science is reality.
Religion is fantasy.

Science is a search for truth.
Religion is a dishonest business for assholes who are too lazy to get a real job.

Without science we would still be living in the Dark Ages.
Religion is for people who never left the Dark Ages.

Without science we would have never learned who we are or how we got here.
Without religion biology teachers could do their jobs without being harassed and threatened.

Science makes progress possible.
Religion makes violence possible.

Science ignores religion.
Religion must accommodate science.

Science will last forever because human progress depends on it.
Religion will go extinct because it's bullshit.

There is a fundamental difference between religion, which is based on authority, and science, which is based on observation and reason. Science will win because it works.
-- Stephen Hawking

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