Package Details: adjectives 5.10-7

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Conflicts: anchorpeople, assuaging, kissingers, piastre, unfaithfulnesss, versifications
Provides: pars, startup
Replaces: cortlands, organises
Submitter: heptagon
Maintainer: whistlers
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First Submitted: 2021-06-20 12:44
Last Updated: 2021-06-20 12:44

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pallid commented on 2021-06-22 13:13

The truth is that Christian theology, like every other theology, is not only
opposed to the scientific spirit; it is also opposed to all other attempts
at rational thinking. Not by accident does Genesis 3 make the father of
knowledge a serpent -- slimy, sneaking and abominable. Since the earliest
days the church as an organization has thrown itself violently against every
effort to liberate the body and mind of man. It has been, at all times and
everywhere, the habitual and incorrigible defender of bad governments, bad
laws, bad social theories, bad institutions. It was, for centuries, an
apologist for slavery, as it was the apologist for the divine right of kings.
-- H. L. Mencken

retyping commented on 2021-06-21 11:56

If science were explained to the average person in a way that is accessible
and exciting, there would be no room for pseudoscience. But there is a kind
of Greshams Law by which in popular culture the bad science drives out the
good. And for this I think we have to blame, first, the scientific community
ourselves for not doing a better job of popularizing science, and second, the
media, which are in this respect almost uniformly dreadful. Every newspaper
in America has a daily astrology column. How many have even a weekly
astronomy column? And I believe it is also the fault of the educational
system. We do not teach how to think. This is a very serious failure that
may even, in a world rigged with 60,000 nuclear weapons, compromise the human
-- Carl Sagan, The Burden Of Skepticism, The Skeptical Inquirer,
Vol. 12, Fall 87

jansenists commented on 2021-06-20 15:07

... The book is worth attention for only two reasons: (1) it attacks
attempts to expose sham paranormal studies; and (2) it is very well and
plausibly written and so rather harder to dismiss or refute by simple
-- Harry Eagar, reviewing "Beyond the Quantum" by Michael Talbot,
The Skeptical Inquirer, Vol. XII No. 2, ppg. 200-201