Faith and TV dinners (was: DETOUR)

Joseph S Barrera III
Mon, 24 Mar 2003 11:11:30 -0800

Russell Turpin wrote:
> Joseph S Barrera III:
>> But here are a couple of analogies..
> The faithful are quick to take refuge in poor analogies.

As are the unfaithful. What's your point?

>> 1. If you believe that light is a particle, than you need to
>> refute those theories that say that it is a wave.
> QM was developed to explain experiments that refute both classical
> particle theories and classical wave theories. So the task is done.

But until QM was developed, good science was done using
these two contradictory theories.

> You do undertand that not all wave theories are identical?

Why is that relevant?
If anything, that helps prove my point.

>> 2. If you believe in quantum mechanics, then you need to refute
>> those you believe in general relativity.
> Most people would have a hard time pointing to where there is a
> conflict between QM and GR.

Why is that relevant?
Are you arguing that inconsistency doesn't matter if
most people don't know about it?

Whatever. I don't care.

Your hatred of the religious right (based on your previous posts)
is probably well-founded enough, but it seems to have clouded
your thinking about religion as a whole.

- Joe