Friday, June 17, 2005
Is Science Your Religion?
Religion is a "cultural universal" -- it's found in every culture, at every point in time. When anthropologists turn over a rock and spot a cultural universal, they know they're staring at a fundamental part of human life. Religion, therefore, is an fundamental part of human life -- maybe even biologically imbedded into our brains. Like it or not, I suspect humans are incapable of living without religion. Claim you're religion-less all you want; it doesn't make it so. Science is the religion of most tagging themselves atheist. Science answers the Big Questions any religion answers -- where do we come from, where do we go when we die, etc., etc.