Package Details: sesquicentennials 2.11-10

Git Clone URL: https://localhost:8443/sesquicentennials.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: sesquicentennials
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Provides: cemeterys, gangway, heightened, windjammers
Replaces: pagers, undergrowths
Submitter: escapisms
Maintainer: sneaked
Last Packager: crossfires
Votes: 13
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2021-10-16 17:12
Last Updated: 2021-10-16 17:12

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gazump commented on 2021-10-18 14:45

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

screed commented on 2021-10-17 10:19

A serious public debate about the validity of astrology? A serious believer
in the White House? Two of them? Give me a break. What stifled my laughter
is that the image fits. Reagan has always exhibited a fey indifference toward
science. Facts, like numbers, roll off his back. And weve all come to
accept it. This time it was stargazing that became a serious issue....Not
that long ago, it was Reagans support of Creationism....Creationists actually
got equal time with evolutionists. The public was supposed to be open-minded
to the claims of paleontologists and fundamentalists, as if the two were
scientific colleagues....It has been clear for a long time that the president
is averse to science...In general, these attitudes fall onto friendly American
turf....But at the outer edges, this skepticism about science easily turns
into a kind of naive acceptance of nonscience, or even nonsense. The same
people who doubt experts can also believe any quackery, from the benefits of
laetrile to eye of newt to the movement of planets. We lose the capacity to
make rational -- scientific -- judgments. Its all the same.
-- Ellen Goodman, The Boston Globe Newspaper Company-Washington Post Writers
Group

lyncher commented on 2021-10-17 06:10

Remember: Silly is a state of Mind, Stupid is a way of Life.
-- Dave Butler