Hi! Thank you for your honesty and consideration. I’m sorry that you find the response offensive enough to unfollow. But I will not be taking back any of the things I said, whether or not it’s condescending or arrogant. I don’t buy into the idea that we must baby talk all of the opponents of science into “believing” the system. There’s no believing in the truth of the universe. There is only that—truth. I am only interested in educating those who are open-minded. I will be an aggressive debater to anyone who isn’t. Perhaps I’m being a bit of a douche, but I’m not about to sugar coat any of it so not to hurt their feelings. Religious conjectures have pushed back the advancement of science for far too long. I don’t want to have to wait for these kinds of people to catch up. It’s no use because there are certain things about people’s beliefs that you can never change. That’s all I really have to say. I do hope that you can find a better place elsewhere to serve your daily fix of the micro and macro of the universe. Take care also!
Personally, I find it very upsetting, very one-sided, that everyone appears to be dismissing the derisive nature of apatheticattitude’s question in this! Lu and just about every other scientific mind out there are met with questions worded in this condescending manner all the time. After awhile, being considerate, sincere, and explanatory with people who continue to harrass us because we choose to go with truth over faith gets tiring, and frustrating. We have a right to be upset.
And to be frank, do any of you see any science blog contributors attacking the beliefs of those who believe some cosmic higher power is responsible for life? No! We’re happy to go on asking questions and looking for tangible answers to life in the world around us, and how we came into existence. Why waste our time trying to convince another human being of the truth? That’s how scientists see it, but closed-minded people like apatheticattitude can’t help but start arguments anyways.
So when people like apatheticattitude cast first stone, berating Lu with “so you believe we are JUST soulless creatures…”, I think they deserve a blunt and unforgiving answer.
Lu— I’m very proud to see someone else just as upset over the suppression of scientific advancement due to religion, and the constant bombardment from opponents such as these. Thanks for standing up against those who fail to see who was in the wrong here. If anything, I’ve gained even more respect for you.
Keep doing what you’re doing.