The problem with that statement...

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Posted by Penn Jillette at on May 02, 2004 at 13:32:01:

In Reply to: Science is as much a religion as anything posted by Will Turner, Karaoke King on May 02, 2004 at 13:21:14: that it's usually put forth by those who don't study science. I don't study science either. I read books written for lay people written by those who've supposedly done a lot of minute study to back up their doctrines. So, I can see what you mean.
Consider this: The main difference that I can see between religion and science is that one encourages you to question it and the other forbids reasoned questioning.

: Have you seen electricity?

Yes. So have you.

: ...have you felt atoms?


: That and how studies funded by companies always seem to come up wit hthe results they want...

...has nothing to do with this. I agree with the latter statment wholeheartedly, but I'm not sure how the above statement proves it. In all fairness, I know what you mean about atoms, but I'm willing to give quantum mechanics a chance, before I believe that all matter is held together by "God's will." Of course, that's just me.

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