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So what if science works in the 'real world?' That's like saying gasoline works in internal combustion engines.

Albert Cipriani, Internet Infidels 29 Comments [7/1/2004 12:00:00 AM]
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wintermute

Yes. Yes it is.

Creation science is the equivalent of trying to run your car on pixie-dust and moonbeams.

4/10/2007 4:31:34 PM

Puck

RAmen.

4/10/2007 5:20:57 PM

The Flying Spaghetti Monster

Thank you Puck.

4/10/2007 5:24:05 PM

AriseNow

Isn't that the whole point? Come, I think you'll enjoy the \"real world\".

4/10/2007 5:53:40 PM

Phoenix

Huh. Wintermute, I originally read your answer as "pixie-dust and moon beans." I'm not sure which version I like better.

12/29/2007 6:49:15 AM

Hawker Hurricane

So, what works outside the 'real world'?

12/29/2007 8:06:41 AM

aaa

Are you protecting or attackin' science?

1/6/2008 6:57:51 PM

ventomareiro

Maybe this will come as a surprise, but your whole existence takes place in the real world. Sorry to dissappoint.

1/7/2008 1:15:01 AM

Alena

...

Are you secretly on our side, or what?

1/7/2008 2:45:43 AM

anti-nonsense

Huh? What is your point?

1/7/2008 5:39:04 AM

Whisper

Hey, this was taken out of context. He said
"So what if science works in the "real world?" That's like saying gasoline works in internal combustion engines. It's still undrinkable."

He's still an idiot, but his simile made sense.

1/21/2008 4:18:05 AM

Viva

WTF!

1/21/2008 4:38:14 AM

Brian X

Whisper:

Actually, I'm pretty sure the rest of the sentence renders it completely incoherent.

1/21/2008 4:47:14 AM

Tempus

I can haz moonbeans?

1/21/2008 4:49:30 AM



You just picked some words that looked scientific and make a salad nobody can eat. And check the computer you´re typing. Without science, you´d either not live to tell it or wouldn´t have the means.

8/12/2009 3:33:04 PM

Pedantic Speaker

Welcome to the Real World

Also, Whisper:
He is right about that: The hominid brain can only learn certain scientific subjects (most notably relativity, quantum physics, evolutionary biology, higher-dimensional mathematics, logic, and statistics and probability) with great difficulty; therefore, we may consider these subjects 'undrinkable'. However, that does not make these subjets false; indeed, were I to design a sentient species, I would attempt to give them an inherent understanding of these fields (that is, when introduced to these subjects, they would find them intuitive rather than counter-intuitive).

3/28/2011 6:35:10 PM

Justanotheratheist

What other world is it supposed to work in? Hogwarts?

3/28/2011 11:32:40 PM

TWoozl

Could someone help me find my jaw? It dropped pretty hard here.

3/29/2011 12:48:07 AM

Canadiest

Whispers right, the entire sentence shows his bias and makes it a true simile.

His bias being :Science bad

And "works in the 'real world" being,
: helps

3/29/2011 5:43:59 PM

Elia

WTF, was this posted by a man who used to work at my high school? I swear his name was very similar.

3/29/2011 6:35:49 PM

rikalous

Pedantic Speaker, given your handle I doubt you'll mind if I nitpick a bit. The subjects you mentioned can be absorbed, to ones benefit, with a little effort. Gasoline, if I'm not mistaken, triggers an uncontrollable gag reflex and provides more nutrients. So relativity and so forth would be more akin to maple syrup, or perhaps very bitter medicine.

tl;dr version: Albert's simile still sucks.

3/30/2011 12:34:07 AM



full quote


"So what if science works in the "real world?" That's like saying gasoline works in internal combustion engines. It's still undrinkable."


yeah that's why we have some nice kool-aid to drink amirite?

3/30/2011 1:43:52 AM

Joker

I am genuinely curious what the point was.

10/19/2011 6:33:32 AM

Anon-e-moose

"So what if science works in the 'real world?' That's like saying gasoline works in internal combustion engines."



Some say, that he has no concept of religion. And that he drinks petrol. All we know is... he's called The Stig!

10/19/2011 8:40:44 AM

Canadiest

Blinded by science award goes to,,,Albert. For not only missing the point but HIS OWN point.

10/19/2011 1:26:52 PM
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