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I'm sorry you see my (strongly held!) opinion as disdain; it is more anguished despair at the state of education, ability of the woo view to have so much space to move around in, the culpability of religious leaders who, by now, should have learnt enough about the hard sciences to know there is a total lack of objective evidence for any one of their believed supernatural entities/spirits/etc and should have owned up; on the contrary, there is a wealth, increasing yearly, of knowledge, discovered via the scientific method, of the physics of the universe, the evolution of life, and how we, the human species, have a brain capable of thinking and sorting trillions of bits of information taken in by the senses. To be able to accept that, to revel in and wondre, with delight, at such abilities is vastly, vastly more satisfying than believing that all the ghosts etc are real and not, as they are, imagined, imagined by our fantastic human brains. What a missed opportunity to spend one’s life trying to prove something that simply isn’t there. Yes, the scientific method must, to be precise, allow for something to turn up one day, but for most of us this can be put to the very bottom of any list of things to spend thinking time on.

We, the human species, have evolved to survive with the essential abilities to notice patterns and be capable of remembering and articulating them and passing them on to future generations, with the result that our knowledge base has increased and been extremely useful in getting us where we are today. Unfortunately, running alongside this has been those who prefer to believe differently, rather than understanding why they do so. We have the wonderful ability to imagine absolutely anything and that story-telling is an absolutely crucial part of our development, not only of our fertile minds, but of group cohesion, is without question.

Just think of the huge developments in life and education there would be if knowledge about all the superstitions was given, with its correct interpretation, not an indoctrination or inculcation of 100~% faith belief. The fact that everything we think and do is our responsibility and cannot be blamed on any thing else. Unfortunately, this would remove from too many a support/comfort if done too suddenly, so it will probably take another several thousand years; during which time those who think they are going to be some spirits floating around in space or something will not be so!!!

Oh yes, and re the moon: physics will explain, I’m sure. Ask Prof Brian Cox, or an astro-physicist, or put a question on the science board. The apparent identical size is a result of natural law, not a mystic hand.

Susan

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The Moon: Relic From An Advanced Prehistoric Civilization 1215 Phanes 07-Apr-19 13:55
Mod Note > Topic Moved 188 Dr. Troglodyte 07-Apr-19 22:27
Re: The Moon: Relic From An Advanced Prehistoric Civilization 210 Enigcom 09-Apr-19 21:09
Re: The Moon: Relic From An Advanced Prehistoric Civilization 197 Phanes 13-Apr-19 06:13
Re: The Moon: Relic From An Advanced Prehistoric Civilization 247 Susan Doris 10-Apr-19 05:10
Re: The Moon: Relic From An Advanced Prehistoric Civilization 193 Enigcom 11-Apr-19 14:34
give James some credit 201 drrayeye 11-Apr-19 18:35
Sheldrake is mistaken, it seems ... 216 eyeofhorus33 11-Apr-19 21:05
Listen to his report (toward the end) 186 drrayeye 11-Apr-19 23:05
Re: give James some credit 174 Susan Doris 12-Apr-19 05:22
Re: give James some credit 175 Susan Doris 12-Apr-19 12:10
Re: give James some credit 177 PB Bytes 12-Apr-19 15:40
Re: give James some credit 171 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-19 17:00
Re: give James some credit 170 drrayeye 12-Apr-19 17:23
Re: give James some credit 188 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-19 18:48
Re: give James some credit 170 drrayeye 12-Apr-19 23:49
Re: give James some credit 176 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-19 01:21
Re: give James some credit 179 Susan Doris 13-Apr-19 05:36
A simpler response 189 eyeofhorus33 13-Apr-19 07:00
Too simple 176 drrayeye 13-Apr-19 13:06
Re: A simpler response 170 PB Bytes 13-Apr-19 16:39
Re: give James some credit 168 PB Bytes 13-Apr-19 14:39
Re: give James some credit 171 Susan Doris 13-Apr-19 14:54
Re: give James some credit 161 PB Bytes 13-Apr-19 15:01
Re: give James some credit 166 Susan Doris 13-Apr-19 17:03
Re: give James some credit 168 PB Bytes 13-Apr-19 17:09
Rupert 183 drrayeye 12-Apr-19 17:11
Re: Rupert 163 Susan Doris 13-Apr-19 14:46
Re: Rupert 171 drrayeye 13-Apr-19 17:12
Re: Rupert 160 Susan Doris 14-Apr-19 05:52
Re: Rupert 168 drrayeye 14-Apr-19 07:34
Re: Rupert 159 Susan Doris 14-Apr-19 09:35
Re: Rupert 160 Susan Doris 14-Apr-19 12:18
Re: Rupert 159 drrayeye 15-Apr-19 04:16
Re: Rupert 166 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-19 05:00
Re: Rupert 157 drrayeye 15-Apr-19 06:18
Re: Rupert 165 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-19 16:59
Entering 165 drrayeye 15-Apr-19 17:43
Re: Entering 159 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-19 18:14
Just a dangling conversation 163 drrayeye 15-Apr-19 18:45
Re: Just a dangling conversation 170 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-19 22:42
Re: Rupert 178 Susan Doris 16-Apr-19 04:57
Strong opinions 159 greengirl5 16-Apr-19 22:36
Re: Strong opinions 166 Eddie Larry 17-Apr-19 01:12
Re: give James some credit 183 Enigcom 12-Apr-19 23:37
Re: give James some credit 174 Susan Doris 13-Apr-19 13:15
Re: give James some credit 195 Naveen 13-Apr-19 20:52
Re: give James some credit 170 Susan Doris 14-Apr-19 05:56
Re: give James some credit 213 Naveen 14-Apr-19 11:02
Re: give James some credit 175 Enigcom 14-Apr-19 16:32
Re: give James some credit 188 Itatw70s 16-Apr-19 01:23
Re: give James some credit 174 Susan Doris 17-Apr-19 05:21
Re: give James some credit 174 Itatw70s 18-Apr-19 01:06
Re: give James some credit 157 Enigcom 20-Apr-19 12:57
Re: give James some credit 159 Susan Doris 20-Apr-19 13:46
Re: give James some credit 172 drrayeye 20-Apr-19 14:03
Re: give James some credit 159 Susan Doris 20-Apr-19 16:57
You can say 158 drrayeye 20-Apr-19 17:03
Re: give James some credit 150 drrayeye 20-Apr-19 13:48
Re: give James some credit 172 Susan Doris 20-Apr-19 17:02
It's not meaningless to me 159 drrayeye 20-Apr-19 17:09
The difference 166 greengirl5 20-Apr-19 22:16
Supernatural versus superstition 150 greengirl5 20-Apr-19 22:18
Re: Supernatural versus superstition 146 Susan Doris 21-Apr-19 07:36
Re: It's not meaningless to me 157 Susan Doris 21-Apr-19 07:27
This very issue 153 drrayeye 21-Apr-19 11:14
Re: This very issue 158 Susan Doris 21-Apr-19 12:57
Re: This very issue 260 greengirl5 21-Apr-19 22:27


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