This is how it goes. imb4 flamewar and red thumbs from religious fags wow this actually made it into the top100! Thanks alot people! top60... well this was unex
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#28 - allamericandude (01/05/2012) [+] (19 replies)
I took a college Philosophy course that talked about the difference between science and religion (not about which one is right or wrong, but how to differentiate the two--especially in legal matters like interpreting the 1st Amendment).

Anyway, the argument that this comic refers to is the "Separation by Faith" argument--the idea that science and religion are different because religious people hold there beliefs on faith without any evidence and scientists hold there beliefs only when they have solid evidence to prove it. The thing is, though, this argument doesn't hold up. Scientific people hold a lot of scientific beliefs on faith.

" ******** , allamerifatdude. Scientists NEVER believe something without evidence!"

Well, I'll give you an example. Many people, including myself, acknowledge the fact that black holes exist. However many people, including myself, have not done the experiments, observations, mathematics, and research to prove the fact that black holes exits. We accept the fact that they exist because we believe that someone else has done the research and observations to prove they exist.

So, to counter-argue the Separation by Faith argument, how is that any different than a bunch of people believing God exists based on the word of some prophet who spent a lot of time alone in the mountains somewhere? Religious people believe that that prophet has really observed God--even though they might not have any evidence of it themselves--and scientific people believe that the scientists at NASA or wherever really observed a black hole--even though they have never seen one themselves.

And I should also note that not all religious people "ignore contradicting evidence", so that accusation doesn't hold up either.

So the "Separation by Faith" argument is invalid.
#129 - rantansoop ONLINE (01/05/2012) [+] (5 replies)
#106 - aBlindMoron (01/05/2012) [+] (1 reply)
>complain religion being forced upon you
>become atheist
>try to force atheism upon others

Seems legit.
#9 - chocolateshein (01/05/2012) [+] (7 replies)
Have you ever noticed that atheists bring up religion more than people with actual religions?
#226 - KOMAFIFTYSIX (01/05/2012) [+] (3 replies)
Hey Athiests!

If God doesn't exist, then why do chocolate chip cookies exist?

Christians: 9001
Athiests: 0
#299 - thechosentroll (01/05/2012) [+] (2 replies)
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You know what would be fun? Lets all have a huge pointless argument with people we don't even know.
#311 - lolmonade (01/05/2012) [+] (1 reply)
The middle one is O.P
User avatar #276 - dabawse (01/05/2012) [-]
I was going to give you guys my opinion on religion and science..

But then I took an arrow to the knee.

But then I realized it just isn't worth it.
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#471 - olddominion (01/05/2012) [+] (2 replies)
Oh man!  Possible flame-war to erupt at any moment!
Oh man! Possible flame-war to erupt at any moment!
#6 - sauceome (01/05/2012) [-]
mfw science and faith don't necessarily always have to contradict eachother
#318 - Wikus (01/05/2012) [-]
Guise don't scroll down... Everyone's mad
Guise don't scroll down... Everyone's mad
#152 - bloodseel (01/05/2012) [+] (2 replies)
#36 - moiskule (01/05/2012) [-]
Oh look, another one of these posts...
User avatar #164 - Durricane **User deleted account** (01/05/2012) [+] (6 replies)
The person who made this doesn't get what "Faith" really is..
User avatar #173 to #164 - DropDeadShred (01/05/2012) [-]
"Faith" is a cheap hooker that works a couple of streets away from here.
#109 - larryiscoolio (01/05/2012) [+] (1 reply)
#466 - ChanChan (01/05/2012) [+] (5 replies)
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