And that is one reason that, so long as the fundamentalists maintain control over the Heffalumps' party platform and principles, I will not cast a ballot in that party's favor. I am also unfond of the oversolicitous consideration for organized religion that is endemic to American partisan politics, and in particular to the Jackasses... but that is at least in part because I have some grasp of history and science.
18 September 2008
Method Instead of Madness
at 15:27 [UTC8]
I'm not a big fan of organized religion. I don't claim that the scientific method is the only possible method of reasoning. Sometimes, based on other values, one must make seemingly irrational choices; consider, for example, the hearsay rule in evidence, which has no scientific basis at all it is a value-based rule coming from notions of fairness. However, even when scientific reasoning and science are insufficient to reach the "right" result whatever that may be entirely ignoring scientific reasoning, science, and well-tested data, even in such wishy-washy realms as the history of art.