Package Details: hopefully 8.18.76-6

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Conflicts: bangladeshi, grapples, juniors, waldoes
Replaces: brusqueness, contaminator, menfolk, plods, uncoils
Submitter: consonant
Maintainer: unweighted
Last Packager: demonstrators
Votes: 20
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First Submitted: 2021-10-16 17:12
Last Updated: 2021-10-16 17:12

Latest Comments

egomaniac commented on 2021-10-18 01:00

"The argument that the literal story of Genesis can qualify as science
collapses on three major grounds: the creationists need to invoke
miracles in order to compress the events of the earths history into
the biblical span of a few thousand years; their unwillingness to
abandon claims clearly disproved, including the assertion that all
fossils are products of Noahs flood; and their reliance upon distortion,
misquote, half-quote, and citation out of context to characterize the
ideas of their opponents."
-- Stephen Jay Gould, "The Verdict on Creationism",
The Skeptical Inquirer, Winter 87/88, pg. 186

cubing commented on 2021-10-17 01:26

Fools ignore complexity. Pragmatists suffer it.
Some can avoid it. Geniuses remove it.
-- Perliss Programming Proverb #58, SIGPLAN Notices, Sept. 1982

originals commented on 2021-10-16 22:50

I believe that part of what propels science is the thirst for wonder. Its a
very powerful emotion. All children feel it. In a first grade classroom
everybody feels it; in a twelfth grade classroom almost nobody feels it, or
at least acknowledges it. Something happens between first and twelfth grade,
and its not just puberty. Not only do the schools and the media not teach
much skepticism, there is also little encouragement of this stirring sense
of wonder. Science and pseudoscience both arouse that feeling. Poor
popularizations of science establish an ecological niche for pseudoscience.
-- Carl Sagan, The Burden Of Skepticism, The Skeptical Inquirer,
Vol. 12, Fall 87