sj raised an interesting point in commenting on our discussion about evolution and the myths that science hold up as fact.
to defend science in one sense i have to say that when pressed, most scientists will acknowledge that darwinian evolution regarding one species becoming another is only a theory.
sj`s comment points to science and religion doing the same thing when they ask us to believe on faith that a thing may be true.
or that a myth has some basis in fact.
science does act hypocritically in that it fails it`s own discipline of proof at times whereas religion presses of in spite of the fact.
but at the end of the day science and religion do the same job.
they write the melody that we whistle in the dark.
and remember, throughout history scientists and clergy have dined at the same table.
copernicus would allow the bishops to look through his telescope after supper and both would agree not to say anything about who saw what.
and both sides lawyers and the judge will discuss your case over dinner.
and the clintons will go to the same restaurants and share the same jokes with the bushes.
it is a population divided by belief that tolerates the treatment it gets.