is science a superstition?
January 4, 2007 3:34am CST
we are all told the oil and some other resourse is going to run out in the next decades. we are all told the environment is getting worse and there is no sign to stop deteriorating. we are all told the trash we carelessly discard today may effect our life in tomorrow. but why,why few of us feel panic and continue our silly behavior.the reason is apparent:we believe in science.we trust it may help us out someday.the belief turn science more and more like a superstition,ironically whose first showing up is against superstition and arouse fooled people.i wonder if i am right.
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4 Jan 07
well friend, thats a pretty nice issue you have taken up for discussion here! i would prefer the economists point of view in this regard, as many consider. things which possess a long term risk are never taken seriously, and the ones which take effect immediately are the ones we are really scared of. as an example, consider the dying of people from a terrorist attack and heart attack due to obesity. now since obesity is a long term effect, people neglect the bad effects of obesity but are very scared of a terrorist attack, which kills about a twentieth of the people who die each year from obesity. it is a very similar case with the environmental effects as well. they are all long term!