Re: Chapter 7: The Demon-Haunted World
Was my use of the word "teach" an insult? none was intended. Perhaps reiterate would have been more appropriate, I'm not sure, sometimes the best word eludes me.
The implication here is demeaning don't you think? I was under the impression that you were for the down trodden, the marginalized, yet here you are, castigating through the use of the word "prophet". Idolization of CS and science, may be a goal for some, but do you really think that element thrives here?. In all my years following this form I have not seen one regular advance scientism as the answer to life, does the book advocate science as the only answer? no, it does not. Is science our only hope? no, it is not, Does science offer more than superstition? yes, It does. Is what CS proposes exclusionary or inclusive? the answer is obvious.
By the way Sagan was faculty adviser for Cornell Students for the Ethical treatment of Animals. again I'm not trying to be misunderstood here, as I also have problems with what people do to the creatures we share the planet with.