General Science / Re: Is science a religion.........well if not why is it defended as though it were« on: Yesterday at 11:15:17 »
They are memes existing in people's minds. Their survival depends on their ability to help us as their media survive. Some minor mistakes may be tolerable. But if they're persistent, someday they would lead us to make wrong decisions, which in turn could cause our extinction, which is also theirs.In short, good scientific theories will help us conscious beings to survive. But religion is useful in its own way.
Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
It's like the use of Santa Claus story to keep children well behave out of parents' watch.