Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Science in Fifteen Words

Global Warming: We are polluting the atmosphere with heat trapping gases according to statistics and basic science.

Evolution: Sometimes screw-ups help. Evolution preserves anything that helps an organism compete with its species brethren.

Big Bang: Galaxies are flinging apart have been for 12 billion years, multiple independent lines of evidence.

Ghosts: If there is no reason to suppose something exists then it isn't supposed to exist.

Souls: If there is no reason to suppose something exists then it isn't supposed to exist.

Gods: If there is no reason to suppose something exists then it isn't supposed to exist.

Aliens: 100,000,000,000,000,000,000 is a big number. Space is too big to come here to molest cows.

2 comments:

Fleisch said...

On ghosts, souls, and gods:
You use a biconditional statement. That really doesn't make your statement stand up really well as something that is true. Case in point: an atheist would say "there's no reason for us to exist". Using your same logic, humans are not supposed to exist. Do you agree?

Tatarize said...

There is every reason to suppose we exist. I have more reasons to suppose I exist than I have to suppose that the computer I'm typing this exists.

I have long since supposed that humans exist because there are good reasons to suppose that humans exist.

I daresay the phrasing could be better, but the objection you raised is completely wrong.