Saturday, February 26, 2011

Why People still Prefer Religion

“There is a fundamental difference between religion, which is based on authority, and science, which is based on observation and reason. Science will win because it works.” Stephen Hawking

The following Career Choice flow chart was stolen from DC Power.  He is an electrical engineer with a long and distinguished career with Saskatchewan Power Corporation which will be coming to an end in 93 days, 9 1/2 hours as I write.  

If you compare it with the flow chart on Religion a couple of blog posts below, you can see why many people still prefer religion to science in spite of Stephen Hawking.  Religion is far simpler and has all the answers.  It also seems to involve a lot of food.

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  1. I think Hawking is wrong. Faith is built on trust, not on authority. While science may be based on observation and reason, that does not put the two in conflict, so there should not be a winner.

    Trust and science are but two part of God's "personality."

  2. Whoa! Stop the Presses!

    "Saskatchewan Power Corporation . . . will be coming to an end in 93 days, 9 1/2 hours as I write."

    Is this possible?

  3. Faith is built on trust; religion is built on authority.
    I think SaskPower will still be there even when DC retires, though it is hard to imagine. Did I miss a comma or something?

  4. On the career flowchart I like the end result in the senate but didn't want to be a lawyer.

    On your flowchart I got stuck on the question "Are you a naturally annoying person?" There are differing views on that.

  5. DC, I hear you about the senate, though Tommy Douglas said when he died he wanted to be buried, not appointed to the senate.
    The question about annoying caught a few of us. I guess JWs have to come from somewhere but why me, Lord?


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