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Should Science be Considered a Religion?

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      Aug 26 2012: would you say that going from an egg and sperm combination to a baby (any species) at birth is an act of creation or the result of a natural process?

      create, to me, implies intention, which implies an intelligence...not a word I would use, especially when discussing religion, where create tends to have a narrow meaning associated with gods..
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          Aug 26 2012: there are different degrees of wrong

          an atheist like me simply has no beliefs in postulated supernatural claims. I am willing to say I dont know the answer to most big questions, and maybe we humans aren't equipped to know, but I am not willing to plug those gaps in understanding with fabricated simple-minded stories, or admit that just anything can be possible. I assign the likelyhood of existence of the christian or muslim or hindu gods, for example, the same as the norse or greek gods. zero.

          as for intolerance - I don't mind a few, and it's really only a few, so-called intolerant atheists being blunt about how ridiculous much of religion is - about time..maybe it will wake a few people from their culturally brainwashed slumber.
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        Aug 26 2012: The question here isn't where we came from as humans, but as life, itself. We need to understand how conscious life was created.....what combination of fundamental particles create DNA/genes. What exactly makes up the atomic structures of the chemicals in our brains? Does the energy from synapses firing interact with the fundamental building blocks of the universe, thus allowing the brain to control it's own path of evolution? Our sensory organs were designed to tell the brain what was going on in the outside world and allow it to make adjustments on an atomic level to the body as needed. This is what I believe they'll discover soon about the quantum mechanics of the evolution of life.

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