[FoRK] Milestones toward the end of religion

Russell Turpin deafbox
Tue Dec 27 13:06:26 PST 2005


Albert Scherbinsky <albert at softwarepress.com>:
>Do people go to church to create simple predictive models or to learn 
>ethics and morality.

Neither.

They go to church to confirm a comforting meta-
narrative, to mark a tribal affiliation, and to socialize.

>So the relevant question to ask is does science have the same utility as 
>religion?

Clearly, not. Perhaps a better question, though,
is whether the utility of religion can be achieved
without requiring allegiance to a fantasy?




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