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....... And being as Religion speaks for itself, and there is faith which requires no proof, we can skip straight to science.
The myth of mass lemming suicide began when the Walt Disney movie, Wild Wilderness was released in 1958. It was filmed in Alberta, Canada, far from the sea and not a native home to lemmings. So the filmmakers imported lemmings, by buying them from Inuit children. The migration sequence was filmed by placing the lemmings on a spinning turntable that was covered with snow, and then shooting it from many different angles. The cliff-death-plunge sequence was done by herding the lemmings over a small cliff into a river. It's easy to understand why the filmmakers did this - wild animals are notoriously uncooperative, and a migration-of-doom followed by a cliff-of-death sequence is far more dramatic to show than the lemmings' self-implemented population-density management plan.So lemmings do not commit mass suicide. Indeed, animals live to thrive and survive. Consider a company like Disney, where one rodent, namely Mickey Mouse, was Royalty. It's rather odd to think that Disney could be so unkind to another rodent, the lemming...
It's your fault if you don't understand me.
What you fail to understand, is that science continually questions itself. This not a failure on the part of science, but a recognition that our understanding of science changes as we learn more. An open mind is essential in science.
I believe in nature, and I feel that nature believes in me... whatever that means. Nature likes me.
You're 15-ish and you step out to make your mark on the world.
This is a time to make life long friends.
But you want to be the most interesting of the group Ö
There is a communal need in most people, and fitting in with the community is high on your agenda.
But the main subject that stands out in the list is Science, and it is science that is not supposed to include a communal delusion... but it does, a very nasty one, almost to the point of being regarded as an illness.
What is science?The following statement was originally drafted by the Panel on Public Affairs ~POPA! of the American Physical Society, in an attempt to meet the perceived need for a very short statement that would differentiate science from pseudoscience. This statement has been endorsed as a proposal to other scientific societies by the Council of the American Physical Society, and was endorsed by the Executive Board of the American Association of Physics Teachers at its meeting in Atlanta, 20 March 1999.Science is the systematic enterprise of gathering knowledge about the world and organizing and condensing that knowledge into testable laws and theories.The success and credibility of science is anchored in the willingness of scientists to:(1) expose their ideas and results to independent testing and replication by other scientists; this requires the complete and open exchange of data, procedures and materials;(2) abandon or modify accepted conclusions when confronted with more complete or reliable experimental evidence.Adherence to these principles provides a mechanism for self-correction that is the foundation of the credibility of science.---- American Association of Physics Teachers
It starts of innocently... each person has an hero in their communal discussion...
Then it canít be science youíre referring to.
Jesus Christ, God, Isaac Newton, and Einstein. They stand out because it does matter if they are being factual or not.
So we will stick with Christianity (religion), and Science as topics that require the need for the truth.
when Pheobe mentions being pushed to the Earth, it's a joke. It's the truth, but it's treated as a joke. This is the danger of science becoming ingrained, and it is why it is a mass delusion. If you don't go along with the delusion, you are a joke.
I am not a joke.
When human beings investigate something they can make mistakes. Systematic and detailed inquiry into the structure of the natural world, for example, is not guaranteed beforehand to result in success. Sometimes it isnít even clear beforehand what sort of outcome to inquiry would count as success. You can search but not clearly know just what it is youíre looking for. You can know what youíre looking for but fail to observe its presence right in front of you. Etc.