Tuesday, 11 May 2010

What if science was like religion?

It has often been pointed out to me, as feedback to my posts, that the way I follow science is similar to the way others follow their religion of choice. I have always disagreed, pointing at the main differences between science and religion: Science being based on observable evidence and science being able to deliver (e.g., plains that fly, medicine that keeps us alive).
My colleague Richard Dawkins took one step further in addressing the "science is religion" claim by giving us a short presentation demonstrating the way science would have behaved if it was to follow the way religion behaves. Brace yourselves for a good laugh:


Uri said...

Is there a video here? I can't see it.

Moshe Reuveni said...

Yep, very much there. Call your ISP and tell them they suck (I know it's your work, but they suck just the same).