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Just curious, and I may be a bit uneducated about this but If one were to start a religion based completely on Science and the most famous groups of scientists such as Einstein give him status as the highest being and then assign "Saint" status to all lesser scientists would that keep Science from being taught in schools? Actually went through all of the paperwork to obtain 501C3 status etc...etc..

Porkchop, Rapture Ready 24 Comments [10/29/2005 12:00:00 AM]
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Rime

I think that Purple Kitten's post was better.

She says scientists make all these \"assumptions,\" but in doing so, she is also making assumptions.

\"If you try to paint something black, inevitably, you end up wearing that paint yourself.\"

10/30/2005 4:30:03 PM

Darth Wang

No, because science is based on actual evidence, not faith.

10/30/2005 4:31:16 PM

Rime

Darth: The assumptions are the black-vs-white straw men assumptions. When I read it, I frowned and said \"buh?\"

\"1. Science assumes that everything has a cause.
2. Science assumes that every phenomenon or concept can be proven or disproven.
3. Science assumes that humans have the capacity to understand everything.\"

1) Yes, you can also easily shoehorn Intelligent Design or even YEC into that, so what's the problem?

2) No, because science is trying to approximate behavior based on our knowledge, and something proven one time, can be disproven the next, given sufficient evidence.

3) No, scientists are oing through their research trying to figure things out out, and some things we may never find the answer for.

10/31/2005 1:59:42 AM

Jesse Custer

Y'know, I think y'all are just looking at his comments at face value. What he seems to be doing is proposing a method where teaching science in schools would be banned, due to separation of church and state.

10/31/2005 2:42:41 AM

TDR

Einstein as god? No way could I worship a dude with hair like that.

10/31/2005 4:02:13 PM

Bio

Wow, how sneaky. Yep, stick it to science for not supporting God. Now, wait, an omnipotent God has to rely on short-sighted end-runs to enforce His will? That's... well, that's a pretty weak God there...

10/31/2005 8:48:09 PM

Rime

Bio: I think that if there is a god, the problem exists in his most vocal interpreters messing it all up.

11/2/2005 2:19:44 AM

Mortos der Soulstealer

Good idea, let's just call things we don't agree with religions and then not care anymore.

6/2/2008 8:19:27 AM

Quantum Mechanic

What?

6/2/2008 11:10:06 AM

aaa

Stop huffing paint.

6/2/2008 11:48:58 AM

Alethe

Einstein? He was just a minor prophet. Learn a bit about the history of science before glomming on to the better known name. What about Charles Darwin?

Were there such a faith, I'd worship Aristotle, Hypatia or Copernicus before Einstein. As there is not (and never will be), I'm quite content to merely recognize their contribution to our understanding of Creation.

6/2/2008 1:34:50 PM

DinDC

Running with this premise, I want to start the Church of Notorious Homosexuals: Oscar Wilde is GOD! Saint Elton John's Feast Day is February 31st.

6/2/2008 3:04:40 PM

The Anonymous

And they still won't teach creationism/intelligent design in schools even if you could do that. Give it up.

7/17/2012 7:15:44 PM

Quantum Mechanic

"I may be a bit uneducated"

Yes

7/17/2012 7:33:49 PM

Sasha

By all means, go for it. The Europeans need a good laugh.

7/17/2012 7:58:36 PM

Canadiest

Actually, it appears, to officialy become a religion you religion needs a God (Einsteins a man) Ritual Worship (scientists have a dicipline) and a following (people who do what you say, because you have a book of unprovable, un-substantiated claims).

Science is logical and provable, has no demands of obediance, and doesn't make shit up.

To get tax-free status your religion must be nonsense you have no excuse for believing.

7/19/2012 11:47:12 AM

Filin De Blanc

Yeah, just like you can't make references to Haile Selassie as a historical figure because of his role in Rastafarianism.

7/19/2012 12:38:24 PM

Quantum Mechanic

"I may be a bit uneducated"

Or 10E23.

But you're good for a laugh.

7/19/2012 4:41:48 PM

MarylandBear

Try it, please. Make sure to claim tax exempt status.

And say hello to Kent Hovind for me.

10/19/2012 6:33:18 AM

Dr.Shrinker

Science cannot be a religion. Science actually gets results.

10/19/2012 6:42:39 AM

Quantum Mechanic

"a religion based completely on Science"

I don't think you know the meanings of the words 'religion' and 'science.'

3/10/2013 6:32:18 PM

Jason Brody

It seems you are uneducated about a lot of things. Wait, you are a christian, right? Never mind.

3/10/2013 10:22:45 PM

Mix Master Mikaeus

Sorry, but it's been done.

Neal Stephenson's "Anathem" features mathematician monks who call their great thinkers "Saunts", a term derived from the word "Savants".

Thought you people might find this bit of trivia interesting.

3/24/2013 4:20:24 AM

Blarghonius

If they did that, they would be the first and only religion based on fact.

3/24/2013 10:32:17 PM
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