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NYTimes on science and religion
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Just read an article posted by the NYTimes yesterday, titled "A Free-for-All on Science and Religion", available here.

The article is quite good in a gonzo-journalism sense, very fun to read. Some excellent quotes in there, like:

I don’t know how many more engineers and architects need to fly planes into our buildings before we realize that this is not merely a matter of lack of education or economic despair,” - Sam Harris

What concerns me now is that even if you’re as brilliant as Newton, you reach a point where you start basking in the majesty of God and then your discovery stops — it just stops,” - Neil deGrasse Tyson

There's also mention in there of Richard Dawkins' extremist standpoint and behavior, and while I actually agree to a certain extend I'm afraid that without extremists like Dawkins, there will be fewer who listen. Especially considering how many religions nowadays are manipulating people's lack of scientific knowledge and perspective in their favor, treating science like a Rorschach inkblot extravaganza.

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