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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    Newton and Galileo were both motivated by religious convictions to make the discoveries they did.


    You quoted the post where i said this:

    Quote Originally Posted by INTP View Post
    . Bit on the other hand newton did alchemy because he thought god was telling him that he should do this..
    But picked up some partial sentence in order to start arguing.

    Next time at least read the whole post before starting to argue, you are just making a fool out of yourself.

    Its funny that you think im some ignorant young atheist, because you seem to think that because of some projections of your own. You dont even read my whole post and draw conclusions about me, but those conclusions are the same thing you keep doing over and over again and not realizing it in yourself, but only seeing it in others..
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    Quote Originally Posted by INTP View Post


    You quoted the post where i said this:



    But picked up some partial sentence in order to start arguing.

    Next time at least read the whole post before starting to argue, you are just making a fool out of yourself.

    Its funny that you think im some ignorant young atheist, because you seem to think that because of some projections of your own. You dont even read my whole post and draw conclusions about me, but those conclusions are the same thing you keep doing over and over again and not realizing it in yourself, but only seeing it in others..
    Physician heal thyself.

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    That's our history as far as we know. There is no real verifiable, historical record of any gods.
    Did you mean religions ?
    Same problem, sort of. Nothing exists in a void, if u take 'no religions\spirituality' u have to take away the psychological\neurological components. I mean, less daddy issues throughout history perhaps ? but who knows.
    and would it be human history?
    Expression of the post modern paradox : "For the love of god, religions are so full of shit"

    Theory is always superseded by Fact...
    ... In theory.

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    *reads the op*
    Again, nothing in a void. The consequences of an absence of anthropocentric perception of the world would probably mess with our ability to build a working theory of mind, or at least increase in\out group polarization.
    Or am i talking chinese? (just checking)
    Expression of the post modern paradox : "For the love of god, religions are so full of shit"

    Theory is always superseded by Fact...
    ... In theory.

    “I’d hate to die twice. It’s so boring.”
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    "Great is the human who has not lost his childlike heart."
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    Quote Originally Posted by OP
    Imagine that humankind did not ever have the inclination to think any kind of anthropomorphic, or animorphic, or any kind of supernatural entity was responsible for any unexplained phenomena. Let's not say that they didn't have any imagination at all, let's just say that when they saw lightening in the distance, for whatever reason, they didn't attribute it to the great Perkūnas.
    This also doesn't mean that supernatural concepts never came up, just that they weren't taken as real explanations for the universe.

    It's funny how the outcry with this topic tends to be "it's removing imagination from history" when it is sticking with one explanation, that is it its nature impossible to question, that extinguishes curiosity.

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    Most unified states were born under the assumption that leaders had divine rights. I guess the lack of this assumption would make unified states a distant dream, and communities would be much smaller. This would make scientific progress very difficult, since most people would be too busy with their subsistence and not many people would support creativity, unless the purpose was designing better weapons or agriculture tools. Plus, technology flow would suffer. We'd be raised with swords, rather than books.
    Probably a worse world, but if I had been in this imaginary reality, I'd likely imagine the current world as a worse possibility.
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    A man invents. A parasite says, 'Watch out, or you might tread on the toes of God... '


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    Does he want a pillow for his head?

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    Impossible. It isn't human nature.

    If we are operating under the assumption that human nature has changed, I imagine there would be less, if any wars.

    Human curiosity would be gone. Our curiosity drives us to explain. Science would not exist. Maybe we'd be contemplating rock gardens. Or just observing. Maybe we could all be sensors

    /kidding
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