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How many of you agree that science needs to be reined in, and that out of control science is one of the greatest dangers to mankind short of Satan himself? YES

Should there be limits to what scientists can study? YES

Should all research be subjected to some kind of ethics board approval? YES

Should be some kind of review of any proposed research for ethical purposes, and should that board include people who are not themselves scientists? YES

Is the whole idea of discovery for the sake of discovery is flawed? YES

Are there limits to what mankind should be allowed to know? YES

Is the much touted liberal idea of being open minded a recipie for destruction? YES

Does being too open minded cause people to think too much and question too much? YES

Is it dangerous to think too much, and question too much? YES

Is it dangerous to know too much? YES

Does knowledge ultimately reduce peoples fear of God? YES

Is it better to be closed minded - secure in the knowledge that God has told you everything that you need to know? YES

We really need to put the breaks on science. Scientists should only be allowed to study what needs to be studied as decided by the people. Scientists should stop telling people what to believe.

spreadingtheword, Reining in Science 90 Comments [1/22/2008 2:21:21 AM]
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Mike

Freedom is Slavery!

1/22/2008 2:23:24 AM

TheReligiousCommie

Technology = Safe
Technology + Idiots = Dangerous

Yet another way in which hypocrites prove to be a greater threat than that which they preach against!

1/22/2008 2:27:39 AM

gremlinn

Is it cozy in your bubble? YES

1/22/2008 2:29:19 AM

Bassic

Is it dangerous to think too much, and question too much? It is dangerous if you live in a fascist state, yes.

1/22/2008 2:29:34 AM

Moordryd

Well, you better discard all of the comforts of life that you enjoy, like your bicycle, car, medicine, microwave, stove, refridgerator, toilet, telephone, television, vacuum, and not to mention your computer (with which you get to post your obsurd tripe) because all of those innovations came about as a result of science!

1/22/2008 2:30:52 AM

xander07

Having been asked once to sit on an institutional review board (I refused), I say, heartily, FUCK YOU, I got your ethics right here.

1/22/2008 2:31:32 AM

John

In other words, "I don't want to learn anything myself, but I also don't want anyone to be smarter than me"

1/22/2008 2:31:55 AM

WereCat

Fundieism in a nutshell (and that last sentence throws a highly polished mirror into it).

Because we wouldn't want too much of that pesky "thinking" or "facts" getting in the way of moronic fundie rhetoric, would we?

I wonder if these anti-science types ever go to the hospital when they're sick or injured, or if they just pray and hope it'll get better. Because, if all science is evil, that would include medical science, would it not?

1/22/2008 2:33:34 AM

Horsefeathers

"How many of you agree that science needs to be reined in, and that out of control science is one of the greatest dangers to mankind short of Satan himself? YES"

YES! Er... no! What are you, some sort of moron? Go live in a cave if you think science is so evil.

"Should there be limits to what scientists can study? YES"

Certainly, but only because some research could potentially be highly unethical to perform. Anyone with common sense though knows that isn't sufficient reason to restrict the whole of science.

"Should all research be subjected to some kind of ethics board approval? YES"

The appropriate areas of scientific research are subjected to such requirements. It would be rather pointless to make a geologist fill out mounds of paperwork and submit it to an ethics board just so he or she can go dig in the dirt, don't you think?

"Should be some kind of review of any proposed research for ethical purposes, and should that board include people who are not themselves scientists? YES"

Not for any proposed research. Talk about red tape. If the research warrants it then yes, but the determination most assuredly should not be made by non-scientists. Should non-surgeons also consult on any operation you undergo too?

"Is the whole idea of discovery for the sake of discovery is flawed? YES"

Most everything you have is non-essential to human survival pal. We made it for quite some time without any real scientific advancement. If you think human curiosity to understand the universe is such a bad thing you can take my advice I offered above and go live in a cave.

"Are there limits to what mankind should be allowed to know? YES"

No. And who's to make that determination, you? Oh, that's right, you can't since you're human. So, who do we leave it up to? Do we simply sit on our collective asses until an alien species happens across us to tell us what we can and cannot know before we actually make any attempt to figure out anything?

"Is the much touted liberal idea of being open minded a recipie for destruction? YES"

I doubt it. You seem to be well on your way toward complete closed mindedness so you let us know how it works out for you.

"Does being too open minded cause people to think too much and question too much? YES"

There is no such thing. I say everyone should question everything. That's how we learn after all.

"Is it dangerous to think too much, and question too much? YES "

Only if your limited mental capacity is already nearly full from religious stupidity.

"Does knowledge ultimately reduce peoples fear of God? YES"

Understanding the how's and why's of things tends to diminish the importance of invisible spooks who supposedly run the universe.

"Is it better to be closed minded - secure in the knowledge that God has told you everything that you need to know? YES"

Wow. Never thought I'd see anyone actually say that and be serious.

"We really need to put the breaks on science. Scientists should only be allowed to study what needs to be studied as decided by the people. Scientists should stop telling people what to believe."

*sigh*

Someone tell me this site is a parody...

1/22/2008 2:36:34 AM

davros

Does being too open minded cause people to think too much /b and question too much? YES

--------shut up and do not think

Is it dangerous to think too much, and question too much? YES

-----------just obey do not Question your overlords

Is it dangerous to know too much? YES

----------stupid is good ?

Does knowledge ultimately reduce peoples fear of God? YES

--------yes and this is bad why ?

Is it better to be closed minded - secure in the knowledge that God has told you everything that you need to know? YES

--------this waste of skin just wants brainless slaves

i apologize if i am a bit incoherent but this brainfuck just makes me so angry

1/22/2008 2:39:45 AM

werewolf

1. No and it's a stupid question.
2. No.
3. Maybe, depends on the criteria and guidelines used.
4. Same answer as above.
5. No.
6. No.
7. Think and question, yes. "Too much" is a null point.
8. Same answer as above.
9. Conspiracy theories notwithstanding, no.
10. Yes but perhaps the better expression is "eliminate the need to believe in a god."
11. No, you idiot. Definitely not.

1/22/2008 2:45:50 AM

cyborgtroy

How many of you agree that science needs to be reined in, and that out of control science is one of the greatest dangers to mankind short of Satan himself? NOT REALLY

Should there be limits to what scientists can study? MAYBE

Should all research be subjected to some kind of ethics board approval? YES

Should be some kind of review of any proposed research for ethical purposes, and should that board include people who are not themselves scientists? NO

Is the whole idea of discovery for the sake of discovery is flawed? NO

Are there limits to what mankind should be allowed to know? HELL NO

Is the much touted liberal idea of being open minded a recipie for destruction? NO

Does being too open minded cause people to think too much and question too much? NO, THINKING TOO MUCH IS IMPOSSIBLE.

Is it dangerous to think too much, and question too much? HELL NO

Is it dangerous to know too much? FUCK NO

Does knowledge ultimately reduce peoples fear of God? YES

Is it better to be closed minded - secure in the knowledge that God has told you everything that you need to know? FUCK NO

We really need to put the breaks on science. WHY?

Scientists should only be allowed to study what needs to be studied as decided by the people. NO YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT WILL HELP MANKIND

Scientists should stop telling people what to believe. IT'S THEIR JOB TO FIND THE TRUTH AND TELL US IT THO

1/22/2008 2:54:25 AM

szena

I suppose "science" is evolution, which probably means that spreadingtheword knows full well that creationism is bunk and scientific research will prove it.

1/22/2008 3:03:58 AM

Martin

How many of you agree that religion needs to be reined in, and that out of control religion is one of the greatest dangers to mankind short of Hitler himself? YES

Should there be limits to what religions can preach? YES

Should all beliefs be subjected to some kind of ethics board approval? YES

Should be some kind of review of any proposed beliefs for ethical purposes, and should that board include people who are not themselves believers? YES

Is the whole idea of creationism flawed? YES

Are there limits to what mankind should be allowed to believe? YES

Is the much touted conservative idea of being close minded a recipie for destruction? YES

Does being too close minded cause people to not think and question nothing? YES

Is it dangerous to not think, and question nothing? YES

Is it dangerous to know nothing? YES

Does knowledge ultimately reduce peoples fear of God? YES (doesn't need fixing)

Is it better to be open minded - secure in the knowledge that there is so much you don't know? YES

Fixed.








1/22/2008 3:19:13 AM

somnium

I hope this nut is never in charge or I'll be out of a job...

1/22/2008 3:34:17 AM

Boxtop

"How many of you agree that science needs to be reined in, and that out of control science is one of the greatest dangers to mankind short of Satan himself? YES"

Last time I checked, "YES" isn't a number.

1/22/2008 3:44:54 AM

Septic Sceptic

*Insert entire text of "1984" and "Farenheit 451" here.*

Yes... I think that just about covers my opinions on the matter.

1/22/2008 3:46:11 AM

The Watcher

This is one of the scariest opinions I have EVER seen.

1/22/2008 3:50:44 AM

Mayhem

Do you agree that religion needs to be reined in, and that out of control religion is one of the greatest dangers to mankind? YES

Should there be limits to what religion can force on people? YES

Should all religion be subjected to some kind of ethics board approval? YES

Should there be some kind of review of any religion for ethical purposes, and should that board include people who are not themselves religious? YES

Is the whole idea of ignorance for the sake of faith flawed? YES

Are there limits to what religion should be allowed to profess? YES

Is the much touted fundie idea of being closed-minded a recipe for destruction? YES

Does being too closed-minded cause people to think too little and question too little? YES

Is it dangerous to think too little, and question too little? YES

Is it dangerous to know too little? YES

Does religion ultimately reduce peoples knowledge of the universe? YES

Is it better to be open minded, secure in the knowledge that religion hasn't told you everything that you need to know? YES

We really need to put the breaks on religion. Priests should only be allowed to preach long as they don't violate the rights of others. Priests should stop telling people what to believe.

(FIXED, including spelling and grammar)

1/22/2008 4:13:19 AM

Mayhem

Damn, Martin. Must have been typing at the same time. :P

Well said, too.

1/22/2008 4:22:45 AM

jaylin

Read the thread. He's a pretty obvious poe.

1/22/2008 4:26:07 AM

GoFast

Agreed, POE

1/22/2008 4:45:16 AM

approximate

Holy fucking shit!! If this isn't Poe, then my head's gonna explode...again.




1/22/2008 4:49:20 AM

Patches

Because in 1947 when the people at Bell Labs invented the first practical transistor, they did it with the express purpose that 60 years later, billions of them could be housed in a device that would allow spreadingtheword to rant about how knowledge and invention has never done anything good for him.

Discovery for the sake of discovery is essential to human progress, as it expands the pool of knowledge that the inventive type can pull inspiration from. Things that are nothing more than scientific curiosities today will likely be driving the next great wave of technology in 50 years.

1/22/2008 5:14:54 AM

Mog

Please, please, please, PLEASE be Poe.

1/22/2008 5:34:52 AM
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