Author of the Month :  The Official GrahamHancock.com forums
Join us at this forum every month for a discussion with famous popular authors from around the world. 
Welcome! Log InRegister
Simon Prentis Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Aine Wrote:
>
> > And yet, some of us are still stuck in the
> > "religion guides all phase". There is a
> resurgence
> > of anti-science and anti-intellectualism going
> on
> > now worldwide, the cult of ignorance lamented
> by
> > Asimov and Sagan.
>
> Unfortunately it never goes away, since (again, as
> I discuss in my book) we are all children of the
> culture and religion of the heritage we happen to
> be brought up in. Education is supposed to be
> about questioning the automatic assumptions that
> go with that -- but once the fix is in it can be
> hard to undo, as there's always resistance to
> change. People cling to their comfort zones,
> especially when the change happens too fast, and
> these tend to be emotional and sentimental rather
> than intellectual. The only cold comfort to take
> from this is that when the ruins of our
> civilization are dug up by future archaeologists,
> it will be the science that is recognised,
> understood and perhaps even admired -- not the
> religions.

Excellent response, thank you.

It's hard to take comfort in that fact knowing that I and others like me are being persecuted and called murderers for not only understanding science but trying to save lives. And still 700,000 people in this country are dead despite our best efforts, all because of religion, anti-intellectualism, ignorance and fear. Religion teaches you to not question anything and Christianity requires blind devotion. These are not educated people who question anything.

That's just a real-world example.

Archaeologists know far more (or think they do, anyway) about ancient religions than they do ancient science and technology. :))

I become more convinced that beings from other planets are using the Earth as a lunatic asylum ~ George Bernard Shaw

Options: ReplyQuote


Subject Views Written By Posted
Welcoming Joseph Selbie our Author of the Month for October 2021 515 Graham Hancock 05-Oct-21 14:53
Re: Welcoming Joseph Selbie our Author of the Month for October 2021 95 Joseph Selbie 05-Oct-21 17:38
Re: Welcoming Joseph Selbie our Author of the Month for October 2021 120 greengirl5 05-Oct-21 21:36
Re: Welcoming Joseph Selbie our Author of the Month for October 2021 121 Susan Doris 06-Oct-21 05:19
Re: Welcoming Joseph Selbie our Author of the Month for October 2021 130 greengirl5 06-Oct-21 12:17
Re: Welcoming Joseph Selbie our Author of the Month for October 2021 93 Joseph Selbie 06-Oct-21 19:07
Re: Welcoming Joseph Selbie our Author of the Month for October 2021 100 greengirl5 06-Oct-21 21:32
Re: Welcoming Joseph Selbie our Author of the Month for October 2021 61 Susan Doris 10-Oct-21 15:45
Helloooooo! Are you there? 54 greengirl5 10-Oct-21 20:22
Re: Welcoming Joseph Selbie our Author of the Month for October 2021 87 drrayeye 06-Oct-21 17:38
Re: Welcoming Joseph Selbie our Author of the Month for October 2021 95 Joseph Selbie 06-Oct-21 20:24
Re: Welcoming Joseph Selbie our Author of the Month for October 2021 65 drrayeye 07-Oct-21 18:36
Re: Welcoming Joseph Selbie our Author of the Month for October 2021 98 Martin Stower 06-Oct-21 22:55
Re: Welcoming Joseph Selbie our Author of the Month for October 2021 96 Simon Prentis 07-Oct-21 00:41
Re: Welcoming Joseph Selbie our Author of the Month for October 2021 78 Susan Doris 07-Oct-21 05:06
Re: Welcoming Joseph Selbie our Author of the Month for October 2021 82 greengirl5 07-Oct-21 07:59
Re: Welcoming Joseph Selbie our Author of the Month for October 2021 79 Susan Doris 07-Oct-21 11:52
Re: Welcoming Joseph Selbie our Author of the Month for October 2021 72 greengirl5 07-Oct-21 13:59
Re: Welcoming Joseph Selbie our Author of the Month for October 2021 79 Aine 07-Oct-21 16:51
Re: Welcoming Joseph Selbie our Author of the Month for October 2021 64 Simon Prentis 08-Oct-21 00:14
Re: Welcoming Joseph Selbie our Author of the Month for October 2021 71 Aine 08-Oct-21 00:44
Re: Welcoming Joseph Selbie our Author of the Month for October 2021 63 greengirl5 08-Oct-21 01:07
Re: Welcoming Joseph Selbie our Author of the Month for October 2021 55 Susan Doris 08-Oct-21 05:15
Re: Welcoming Joseph Selbie our Author of the Month for October 2021 57 Aine 08-Oct-21 12:25
Re: Welcoming Joseph Selbie our Author of the Month for October 2021 69 Susan Doris 08-Oct-21 12:44
Re: Welcoming Joseph Selbie - are you there somewhere? 87 greengirl5 08-Oct-21 20:30
Re: Welcoming Joseph Selbie - are you there somewhere? 60 Susan Doris 09-Oct-21 05:19
Re: Welcoming Joseph Selbie - are you there somewhere? 67 greengirl5 09-Oct-21 07:44
Re: Welcoming Joseph Selbie - are you there somewhere? 65 Simon Prentis 09-Oct-21 12:44
Re: Welcoming Joseph Selbie - are you there somewhere? 90 Susan Doris 09-Oct-21 13:06
Re: Welcoming Joseph Selbie - are you there somewhere? 69 Simon Prentis 10-Oct-21 00:34
Reply to Simon Prentis 93 greengirl5 09-Oct-21 21:23
Re: Reply to Simon Prentis 63 Simon Prentis 10-Oct-21 00:50
Re: Reply to Simon Prentis 62 greengirl5 10-Oct-21 01:08
Re: Reply to Simon Prentis 51 Susan Doris 10-Oct-21 04:33
Re: Reply to Simon Prentis 66 greengirl5 10-Oct-21 04:39
Re: Welcoming Joseph Selbie our Author of the Month for October 2021 61 greengirl5 08-Oct-21 20:19
Re: Welcoming Joseph Selbie our Author of the Month for October 2021 82 Aine 08-Oct-21 20:44
Re: Welcoming Joseph Selbie our Author of the Month for October 2021 62 cjcalleman 10-Oct-21 02:18
Re: Welcoming Joseph Selbie our Author of the Month for October 2021 58 Susan Doris 08-Oct-21 05:32
Re: Welcoming Joseph Selbie our Author of the Month for October 2021 57 Susan Doris 08-Oct-21 05:22
Re: Welcoming Joseph Selbie our Author of the Month for October 2021 92 Eddie Larry 10-Oct-21 21:57
Re: Welcoming Joseph Selbie our Author of the Month for October 2021 56 Simon Prentis 11-Oct-21 10:35
Re: Welcoming Joseph Selbie our Author of the Month for October 2021 76 greengirl5 11-Oct-21 12:30
Explainer: What is behind China's power crunch? 67 Eddie Larry 11-Oct-21 22:22
Re: Welcoming Joseph Selbie our Author of the Month for October 2021 81 Susan Doris 07-Oct-21 12:30
Re: Welcoming Joseph Selbie our Author of the Month for October 2021 76 Aine 07-Oct-21 16:43
Re: Welcoming Joseph Selbie our Author of the Month for October 2021 75 Susan Doris 07-Oct-21 16:58
Re: Welcoming Joseph Selbie our Author of the Month for October 2021 79 drrayeye 07-Oct-21 19:54
Re: Welcoming Joseph Selbie our Author of the Month for October 2021 65 Aine 08-Oct-21 00:36
Re: Welcoming Joseph Selbie our Author of the Month for October 2021 73 Susan Doris 08-Oct-21 05:38
Re: Welcoming Joseph Selbie our Author of the Month for October 2021 73 Aine 08-Oct-21 12:20
what I "know" 76 drrayeye 08-Oct-21 15:55
Re: what I "know" 79 Aine 08-Oct-21 16:33
Re: what I "know" 75 drrayeye 08-Oct-21 19:10
Re: what I "know" 85 Aine 08-Oct-21 20:47
Re: Welcoming Joseph Selbie our Author of the Month for October 2021 65 michael seabrook 08-Oct-21 19:54
Re: Welcoming Joseph Selbie our Author of the Month for October 2021 69 Article Page Editor 14-Oct-21 08:37
Thank you Joseph 58 drrayeye 14-Oct-21 11:33
Re: Welcoming Joseph Selbie our Author of the Month for October 2021 69 greengirl5 14-Oct-21 12:58
Re: Welcoming Joseph Selbie our Author of the Month for October 2021 63 Susan Doris 14-Oct-21 16:56
Re: Welcoming Joseph Selbie our Author of the Month for October 2021 94 michael seabrook 14-Oct-21 18:18


Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.