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Question: Well?
Science / Democrat   -18 (38.3%)
Religion / Democrat   -4 (8.5%)
Science / GOP   -6 (12.8%)
Religion / GOP   -3 (6.4%)
Science / Other   -14 (29.8%)
Religion / Other   -2 (4.3%)
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Total Voters: 47

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« on: July 02, 2006, 02:20:04 am »
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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2006, 02:36:09 am »
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Do I even have to tell you what I think?  (Religion if you don't know me well).
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2006, 02:54:44 am »
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Science, not that religion isn't inportant to a degree, but we can do more with Scientific advances than we will be able to do with religion alone, of which some hijack in order to stop Scientific advances.  If it wasn't for the hijacking of Religion by some to block Scientific advances I would say it would be even, but because some take the hijack method Science is more important.
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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2006, 03:09:46 am »
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Science. Without it we wouldn't all be here regurgitating our thoughts on an online forum Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2006, 04:49:07 am »
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Religion is probably more 'important' in the sense of being a far greater threat to life, freedom, and well being, but obviously science is more important to a thinking person's understanding of the world.
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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2006, 09:22:45 am »
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Science.
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« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2006, 10:44:45 am »
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It's far more important to have an understanding of the world than to make up fairytales of how it came to be.  Science. 
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« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2006, 11:14:15 am »
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It's far more important to have an understanding of the world than to make up fairytales of how it came to be.  Science. 

I'm confused by that answer you gave as the sentence previous to your answer describes evolution.
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« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2006, 11:23:41 am »
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Religion is probably more 'important' in the sense of being a far greater threat to life, freedom, and well being, but obviously science is more important to a thinking person's understanding of the world.

Science is a much bigger threat to life. Hiroshima?
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« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2006, 12:52:39 pm »
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Science.
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« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2006, 12:54:10 pm »
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Both are needed by human society, perhaps in the context of a nation, science, but as an individual, only faith in Christ can allow you to gain salvation and entrance into heaven.
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« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2006, 12:56:46 pm »
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Who to?

IMO both are important.
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Who to?
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Hah; quite
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« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2006, 03:38:58 pm »
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I agree with Jimmy Carter in his book "America's Moral Crisis"  He states that "Religion explains what science cannot". With this perspective, there is no conflict.  For example, once science determined the existance of evolution, the theory of creation becomes mearly a way in which ancient civilizations explained what they did not understand yet.  There is no conflict between the two.  We just now have a clearer view of what really happened.

I agree as well. Jimmy Carter gets a bad rap.
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« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2006, 03:52:08 pm »
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Science is much more important, as I am also not inclined to believe in fairy tales.

The theories of Galen went unchallenged for over a thousand years. Steady State theory was once an orthodox belief. As were various, rather unpleasant, racial theories (often linked to evolution). And so on and so forth.

Science has been (and is) as full of fairy tales as Religion. The failure to understand this is secular Western arrogance at it's worst.
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« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2006, 04:48:22 pm »
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Science is much more important, as I am also not inclined to believe in fairy tales.

The theories of Galen went unchallenged for over a thousand years. Steady State theory was once an orthodox belief. As were various, rather unpleasant, racial theories (often linked to evolution). And so on and so forth.

Science has been (and is) as full of fairy tales as Religion. The failure to understand this is secular Western arrogance at it's worst.

You can't really compare modern science to that centuries ago.
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« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2006, 04:55:48 pm »
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You can't really compare modern science to that centuries ago.

Sure I can. It's just better informed these days.

Don't get me wrong though; I'm not anti-science or anything.
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Isn't Al a geologist anyway?
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« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2006, 05:02:56 pm »
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You can't really compare modern science to that centuries ago.

Sure I can. It's just better informed these days.

Don't get me wrong though; I'm not anti-science or anything.

Well, for the poll, assume science of the last 100 years. I'd imagine something like 99% of all published scientific papers are from the last century.
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Isn't Al a geologist anyway?

Yes, but only an amateur one.
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« Reply #23 on: July 02, 2006, 07:51:07 pm »

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« Reply #24 on: July 02, 2006, 10:05:06 pm »
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Science in a massive landslide. Invisible men in the sky, talking snakes, and a plythera of rules made up by some pissy carpenter from 2000 years ago take a back seat to advancing our society as far as I am concerned.
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