Sunday, February 24, 2008
I've been following several atheist bloggers. Mostly, I read PZ Myer's blog, Pharyngula. PZ is an associate professor of biology at Morris. He often posts fascinating science related information based on his own work in biology. This alone should pique the interest of anyone that is interested in science, biology and/or evolution. He also has a tendency to go on a tirade after reading opposing viewpoints from either the creationist, intelligent design community or just anyone that believes in the supernatural. Isn't this just a form of "feeding the trolls?" The trolls post something stupid then PZ flames them for their ignorance. It's all very dramatic but where is the science and critical think in this? Aren't these just exercises in futility? He's never going to convince the creationist and they sure aren't going to change his mind. So what's the point of getting upset over someone else having a different opinion? Wouldn't it be better just to stick with the science and leave the trolls to their trolling? By the way, why is the supernatural so offensive to atheist? So some people believe in angels or whatever, big whoop. Let them have their fantasies. You can have your legacy from advancing science, everyone’s happy.
Posted by The Last Orion at 11:44 AM