WHEN TOM CHIVERS was writing for The Daily Telegraph I often disagreed with him rather provocatively, I was always sure Tom is a very intelligent and engaging person but he had, in common with other science worshippers, this unfortunate habit of assuming because he used the word science more than his critics, it qualified him to tell us our opinions were wrong and his right.
The church of scienceology has taken a few hits recently however and its followers are not quite so cocky. Thus Tom has put together a good article here that will not convert anyone but does bring together a range of opinions and ideas that encourage us to think about our position on the meaning of life.
As a non - theist (atheism has become indistinguishable from other religions with their dogma and heresies to me) I took issue with his point made by one of the contributors:
"If I get a what’s-it-all-for sort of feeling, then I say to myself, What’s the point of it all? There isn’t any point. And somehow, for me – I know it’s not true for other people – that is really comforting."
One has to disagree, what drives us dogs, cats, elephants, ants, etc. etc. to survive and strive if there is no point. Life is the point, continuity is the point, and maybe something, some understanding, embedded so deep within is that evolutionary biologists will never delve down to itRELATED POSTS:
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Another example of pseudo scientific scaremongering from Harvard University's Department Of Cutural Marxist Propaganda, using spurious statistics (when they cite risk they do not mean 15% but 15% of 13%) in supprt of liberal / left wing politicians anti alcohol campaign, which is not about health but an excuse to raise taxes. The whole house of cards is demolished here by a writer who really understands statistics and is not ingornant of human nature.
Philo and Sophia - The Page For Lovers Of Wisdom
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