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