Re: virus: Pot

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Fri, 20 Dec 1996 17:41:22 -0700

> From: Autumn / Shatterglass <>
> >> It is called Subjective Reality.
> >
> >Not when it is backed up with objective facts.

> Ah, but "evidence"... "facts"... are often easily enough twisted,
> misinterpreted, or disregarded in favour of a dearly held vision of
> "Reality".... If they cannot simply be rationalized into fitting that
> "Reality" in the first place... Thus star ships become cloud-formations
> and weather balloons, or vise versa... Geological and fossil records of
> past ages were put upon the Earth by the Creator to test the faith of
> His believers and not by natural processes... And so on...

You don't understand the scientific method then. Christianity is not a
science. Facts are twisted by people and not by science or facts. Facts
don't twist themselves.

The observation and *not* the observor's report are what is important to
science. Hence the scientific method would never conclude any of the
things you claimed above without verifying that they were repeatable or
not due to some other unintended effect.

> I do not, myself, defend the nature of the Human species when it comes to
> picking and choosing what they consider Real irreguardless of the
> evidence at hand... But I do Understand it. We are a species looking for
> stability in our Reality... We do not like to have our world re-ordered,
> and may as a whole go to extraordinary legenths to maintain an old and
> familiar paradigm.

People do. Not science.