Science, noun: The use of evidence to construct testable explanations and predictions of natural phenomena,
as well as the knowledge generated through this process.|
"What do you think science is? There's nothing magical about science. It is simply a systematic way for carefully
and thoroughly observing nature and using consistent logic to evaluate results. Which part of that exactly do you
disagree with? Do you disagree with being thorough? Using careful observation? Being systematic?
Or using consistent logic?"
"Science is the best tool ever devised for understanding how the world works."
"I believe that an orderly universe, one indifferent to human preoccupations, in which everything has an explanation even
if we still have a long way to go before we find it, is a more beautiful, more wonderful place than a universe tricked
out with capricious ad hoc magic."
"The universe that we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose,
no evil, no good, nothing but pitiless indifference."
"Natural selection is the blind watchmaker, blind because it does not see ahead, does not plan consequences, has no purpose
in view. Yet the living results of natural selection overwhelmingly impress us with the appearance of design as if by
a master watchmaker, impress us with the illusion of design and planning."
"There is no other door to knowledge than the door Nature opens. And there is no truth but the truth we discover
"One of the great achievements of science has been, if not to make it impossible for intelligent people to be religious,
then at least to make it possible for them not to be religious."
"Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so."
"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge."
One large difference between science and religion is this: In science, if the facts don't fit the theory, the theory is tossed out. In religion, if the facts don't fit the theory, the facts are tossed out.
Believing is easier than thinking; that's why there will always be more believers than thinkers.
Science and Skeptics' Sites, Articles, Blogs, Podcasts
Space, Cosmology & Physics
Technology, Biology & Medicine
Abiogenesis (life's origins)
Transitional Fossils & Vestigial Organs
Creationism, "Intelligent Design" & Anti-environmentalism
Books on Evolution, Abiogenesis, & Creationism
Other Suggested Books
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