[FoRK] Re: "Thanks for the Facts. Now Sell Them."

Aaron Burt <aaron at bavariati.org> on Tue Apr 17 10:34:58 PDT 2007

On Tue, Apr 17, 2007 at 09:55:53AM -0700, Ian Andrew Bell wrote:
> Science can provide explanations, not answers.  Religion provides  
> neither.

Ah, and that strikes at the heart of the issue.  Religions *do* provide
answers.  They may not be literally true, but many of them sound great
and reinforce the listener's beliefs and wishes.

Ask any ad-man (or neurologist) whether people prefer factually-correct
explanations over authoritatively-stated, comforting answers.

And then there's those crazy yammerheads who get all the press,
  Aaron

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