Package Details: nonbeliever 3.16.3-3

Git Clone URL: https://aur-dev.archlinux.org/nonbeliever.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: nonbeliever
Description: gotem
Upstream URL: None
Conflicts: marianas, newbie
Provides: spotlessnesss
Replaces: enforced, intercommunicated, matterhorns, redrew, thymuses
Submitter: romanos
Maintainer: backups
Last Packager: cps
Votes: 22
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2021-10-16 17:12
Last Updated: 2021-10-16 17:12

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Latest Comments

unbuttoned commented on 2021-10-17 21:49

With the news that Nancy Reagan has referred to an astrologer when planning her husbands schedule, and reports of Californians evacuating Los Angeles on the strength of a prediction from a sixteenth-century physician and astrologer Michel de Notredame, the image of the U.S. as a scientific and technological nation has taking a bit of a battering lately. Sadly, such happenings cannot be dismissed as passing fancies. They are manifestations of a well-established "anti-science" tendency in the U.S. which, ultimately, could threaten the countrys position as a technological power. . . . The manifest widespread desire to reject rationality and substitute a series of quasirandom beliefs in order to understand the universe does not augur well for a nation deeply concerned about its ability to compete with its industrial equals. To the degree that it reflects the thinking of a significant section of the public, this point of view encourages ignorance of and, indeed, contempt for science and for rational methods of approaching truth. . . . It is becoming clear that if the U.S. does not pick itself up soon and devote some effort to educating the young effectively, its hope of maintaining a semblance of leadership in the world may rest, paradoxically, with a new wave of technically interested and trained immigrants who do not suffer from the anti-science disease rampant in an apparently decaying society. -- Physicist Tony Feinberg, in "New Scientist," May 19, 1988

altman commented on 2021-10-17 18:26

Obviously, a mans judgement cannot be better than the information on which he has based it. Give him the truth and he may still go wrong when he has the chance to be right, but give him no news or present him only with distorted and incomplete data, with ignorant, sloppy or biased reporting, with propaganda and deliberate falsehoods, and you destroy his whole reasoning processes, and make him something less than a man. -- Arthur Hays Sulzberger

resealable commented on 2021-10-17 05:22

"Those who believe in astrology are living in houses with foundations of Silly Putty." -- Dennis Rawlins, astronomer