Journal Entry #482
June 25th, 2011
If you claim that you understand science and value it as true in any way then claim a belief in the gods of man you really are ignoring science. If you are a scientist and claim a belief in god, any god you are practising bad science. Science by its definition disproves the gods of man as true and that should be all she wrote.
1. a branch of knowledge or study dealing with a body of facts or truths systematically arranged and showing the operation of general laws: the mathematical sciences.
2. systematic knowledge of the physical or material world gained through observation and experimentation.
3. any of the branches of natural or physical science.
Notice the “words body of facts” this is vital to the process of science. Religion or faith does not follow this process it deals with faith. The physical and material world is the reference point because so far that is all we know about. People who believe in god have created an alternate world called the metaphysical world to explain the place where their chosen deity will exist and while this sounds cool and all that there is no verifiable evidence for it so sorry you lose. Not real.
First let me clarify that I am not nor do I claim to be a scientist. Trying to mix science and religion will not work as science demands testable verifiable evidence to refute or support a claim. Religion does not as it simply relies on a belief. So to say there are scientists who believe in god but are credible scientists to me is ridiculous. They would be ignoring the rules of scientific inquiry which leads to truth.
Now of course science has not answered everything or else it would stop and I am in no way saying that there may not be a god like being I am simply referring to the claims of humanity. They have been tested for a long time and any new ones such as Scientology are easily refuted based on the testing methods of reason and science. The idea is to always acknowledge what we do know to discover what we do not know. What many do is the opposite.
For those who try and use science to verify their claims of a god it will fail every time. For exemple the entire Creationist (Intelligent Design movement) has been thoroughly refuted and yet people still ignore the rules of science and continue on in their denial. Take any claim and if you cannot back it up then it has failed and must be considered false until one can bring forth credible evidence. It might be true but cannot be taken as true until verified. This is a real simple concept that many ignore or perhaps they are just not educated or intelligent enough to grasp it.
Science is sceptical by its very nature as we all should be on any matter until we get some good information.
This is a great website I use that is scientifically based. Now again as a sceptic I don’t believe anything I have not verified at face value.
http://www.skepdic.com the Skeptic’s Dictionary
Science is about exploration and discovery, it is about dreaming and learning but ultimately it is about truth. It is the best method we have to verify if something is true or not. I have asked many to offer me a better method and so far nothing that is reasonable. Sure I have been told that I just will not accept the idea of a different world and that I am a natural man and as I pointed out to those people, I will accept anything that is true because it is true whether I like it or not but I am not going to pretend something is true just because I might want it to be.
Everyone loves science when they need it and they acknowledge it until it refutes something they value. Science makes mistakes because it is driven by people and people make mistakes but that does not discredit the process just the person.
Science Rocks, Religion Sucks!
So no more of the faithful claiming that there are scientists who are credible and believe in their god, they may be a credible scientist in chemistry or another discipline but if they truly valued science they would not believe in god as science has refuted god over and over.
Science is an all the time method not just when you like the results, if it is good enough to provide you a method to read this article such as your computer or Smartphone, If it is good enough to protect you daily, if it is good enough to provide you with almost everything you have in life then it is good enough to answer the question does god exist so accept the answer from the vast majority of scientists. The answer is no..