Class Warfare Blog

January 2, 2014

This is Normal in Scientific Communities

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steve Ruis @ 9:19 am

A Chinese helicopter on Thursday rescued 52 passengers trapped for more than a week aboard an icebound Russian research ship in Antarctica, ferrying them a dozen at a time to an Australian icebreaker.

As an answer to “Can’t we all just get along?” (Thank you, Rodney King.) this is a definite “yes,” and it is one of many, many examples of scientists worldwide “getting along.” Recently Sam Harris has proposed that morality can be based upon science (in his book “The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values”) with part of the evidence being that human values are quite universal while religious creeds are not.

At the very least, scientists can show examples of moral behavior based upon basic human values that are not church-related, this being one of them.

And while various church organs in this country decry the lack of, or at least the lessening of, religious participation in society and societal participation in religion, we are steadily, and world-wide, becoming less violent.

Is it time to give science a chance? (Sing it with me: “All we are saying, is . . . “)

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7 Comments »

  1. Sounds good. I think you’ll have to get researchers to stop dragging their religions with them to the ends of the earth first.

    Comment by myatheistlife — January 2, 2014 @ 10:20 am | Reply

    • Just because they are religious doesn’t mean they are acting out of belief that in doings so they will be rewarded.

      Comment by stephenpruis — January 2, 2014 @ 12:09 pm | Reply

      • Well, I was leaning more toward keeping sectarian divisiveness out of scientific research. Of all the buildings at the south pole, at least 7 are religious buildings. with a population density of about 0.00025 people per square mile, 1-5 thousand inhabitants depending on the season, 7 church buildings is pushing the bounds to the point that it seems no human endeavor is left untainted by religious belief. I find it truly sad

        Comment by myatheistlife — January 2, 2014 @ 12:47 pm | Reply

        • Agreed. A waste of effort resulting in a huge opportunity cost.

          Comment by stephenpruis — January 2, 2014 @ 2:05 pm | Reply

  2. Strategically omitted is the fact those marooned “scientists” were on a global warming mission.

    Also omitted is that all those global warming “scientists” were fed and rescued by machines powered by fossil fuels.

    You just can’t make this stuff up.

    Comment by silenceofmind — January 2, 2014 @ 4:10 pm | Reply

    • Oh, grow up. Aren’t you one of those “you’ve got to spend money to make money” guys? Would you rather they stayed at home and ignored any potential problem?

      Comment by stephenpruis — January 2, 2014 @ 10:13 pm | Reply

      • Stephen,

        Global warming scientists who went on an expedition to gather data on global warming got stuck in Antarctic ice that they were telling everyone was disappearing.

        People who still believe in the global warming hoax say that global warming is caused by the burning of fossil fuels.

        If the global warming fanatics had any shame at all they would be embarrassed at having the Antarctic rescue accomplished courtesy of fossil fuels.

        In fact, the Earth is scoring record low temperature do to a drop off in solar activity. And the polar ice is increasing not decreasing.

        Manitoba Canada scored a temperature this week that is seen on the lifeless planet Mars: -29 F.

        The people who need to grow up are the people who believe proven hoaxes and are embarrassed by the facts.

        Comment by silenceofmind — January 3, 2014 @ 4:15 pm | Reply


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