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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Monday, March 12, 2007

The case against science, part II

It was interesting to see the plethora of reactions to last week's column, wherein I demonstrated that the arguments commonly made against religion cannot only be made against science, but can be made more conclusively against science than against religion. And it was particularly amusing to see how individuals who attack religion with these sorts of arguments were incapable of recognizing their own logic when applied to a different target.

Here are a few of the more common responses engendered by the column:

It is not fair to blame all scientists, or science itself, for the evil actions of a few scientists.

Of course it is not. And therefore it is obviously not fair to blame everyone who possesses religious faith, or religion itself, for the evil actions of a few religious people. Yet anti-religious individuals such as Sam Harris actually attempt to blame Christian moderates for the actions of Islamic extremists.

Vox Day

The priests and acolytes of science seem just as inclined to accept a blatant double standard as do the priests and acolytes of Marxism and its various denominations. This is illustrated nowhere better than the union of environmentalists, the new Marxists, and the field of climate "science" that gives us the global warming scam.

The high irony is that everyone, even atheistic scientists and their groupies, has a sacred cow.


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