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Saturday 17 February, 02007

by Matthew Bartlett @ 8:43 am

Summary of Sir Harry Kroto’s talk Science, Society and Sustainability, given this past Thursday at the St James: “religion is very bad, philosophy is useless, politicians are evil, science is good, scientists are very good, scientists with a faith (except Buddhism) are schizophrenic, reason is good, doubt is good, we’re running out of oil, climate change might be anthropogenic, more and better science will solve our problems.”

Isaiah 2:2–5 is part of the Saturday morning service in the NZPB. It’s the swords & plowshears bit. Reading it I thought the church is the people who are walking in the light of the peacemaking god who let us kill him so that we wouldn’t have to kill each other any more.

3 responses to “”

  1. Lynton says:

    Very disappointing, self-indulgent and out of context talk/ramble. I didn’t know that there are so many scientists out there that think science is our salvation. I found an interesting article here: whilst searching for other people‚Äôs thoughts on Kroto. Science can certainly tell you what you can do, but it can in no way tell you whether you should do it.

  2. dennis bartlett says:

    the old ‘world view’ thing aye

  3. Richard D. Bartlett says:

    Haven’t we been in the process of using ‘more and better science’ since day one? And look where it’s gotten us so far…

    Reminds me of those old coots that ramble about the good ole days without taking responsibility for the fact that it was those very days that created these woeful ones.

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