Re: MD On Faith

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Date: Fri Oct 15 2004 - 00:49:11 BST

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    Hi David (again)

    On 14 Oct 2004 at 19:21, David Morey wrote:

    > Hi Horse
    > However, governments do claim to make rational decisions
    > based on scientific facts, often covering up that they are
    > really dealing in values.

    Governments make all sorts of claims - witness the current Labour Party climbdowns -
    but they are generally either deliberately selective with which facts they base their
    decisions on or they manufacture them in one way or another. Isn't opportunism a
    wonderful thing!

    > Also they fund science and can
    > control the science we get. But overall I don't think we are
    > that far apart. I just have a suspicion that the science we have
    > because of its metaphysics is giving us technology, coupled
    > with consumerist short termism and dumbing down, etc,
    > is part of the problem. Better science, however, I hope is
    > part of the solution.

    I agree. Science is continually improving and there are a growing number of scientists
    that are pushing at the walls of Materialism. I don't see Dawkins as one of them though.


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