I mean that science is used and believed in by the modern lay folk the same way religion is. Surely the clergy themselves and scientists themselves do different things although they have the same goals (pursuit of truth). But the people on the ground frequently use science as a political club every bit as much as folks used to use religion. For many people science is their religion. Believed in just as blindly, even when the studies are perilously skewed as in much of social science which can hardly be called a science at all, just ask Jonathan Haidt.
More to the point religion isn't intended to deal with the verifiable or scientifically quantifiable. It deals with those things that fundamentally aren't. Just like science has no bearing and nothing to say on the spiritual.
Love how you said in one post and elevated what I tried to say in about 10. I totally agree, need to gain a larger vocabulary and aqcuire more background knowledge. So just a super likes to this.
I think people who let their children die in a hot car should be awarded the same fate.
I think what happened is enough punishment itself. They must feel guilty forever.
There was a terrible accident like this a while ago, the guy believed he took a kid to a day care centre , but really it felt asleep and was in the car. The child died when he was in the work. Some people who happened to be at the street when he came back to the car, said they never heard something like his yell before.
Of course it’s stupid and thoughtless, but it could happen to anyone who is very very tired and the fact that because of your thoughtlessness you killed somebody you loved... I don't even know how could I live with that burden.
“The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes." A.C. Doyle
We should get rid of all the trains in America, they are outdated, generally inefficient, and just a waste of time, energy, and resources. Maybe they bring in revenue, I am not really sure, but there has to be a better use for funding besides railways.
We should get rid of all the trains in America, they are outdated, generally inefficient, and just a waste of time, energy, and resources.
The capability of a freight train can be translated as 1 gallon of diesel moving 1 ton of goods 100 miles. The only thing I can think of that might beat that would be teleportation, and that's assuming the cost of the energy needed to operate it would be less than the cost of diesel consumed doing the equivalent amount of work.
Maybe they bring in revenue, I am not really sure, but there has to be a better use for funding besides railways.
What funding? You mean shareholders? On a side note, BNSF is no longer on the NYSE because it was bought entirely by Berkshire Hathaway (i.e. Warren Buffett).
There are 5 American Class I railroads, a Class I railroad being defined as having annual operating revenue of $400,000,000+ annually.
"I took one those personality tests. It came back negative." - Dan Mintz
I'm starting to think there might actually be aliens interacting with earth.
Partly from watching "Ancient Aliens" and realizing some of the questions they raise are not answered by mainstream reasoning. Also, humanity itself is a bizarre phenomenon. We are so different from any other creature on earth, why? We also create societies that are larger scale than our brains can comprehend. I've read books like "The Drunkard's Walk, How Randomness Rules Our Lives", which demonstrates that the human mind cannot think statistically with large scale data, and yet our entire society is based on large-scale structures that exceed our own natural comprehension. Our cranial capacity can comprehend about 150+ other human beings, the size of a tribe or village (Dunbar's Number). How did we organize into social structures comprised of billions of people? There is something very strange, unnatural, and disturbing about humanity. What if we aren't the result of natural processes?
Originally Posted by Grand Admiral Crunch
It might be fine for some people, but I rather not live in a world where people think it is okay for dolphins to rape each other.