Pages: « 1 2 3 4 5
  Print  
Author Topic: Religious wars in the programming community  (Read 8848 times)
Offline (Unknown gender) Darkstar2
Reply #60 Posted on: July 20, 2014, 01:27:02 PM
Member
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 1244

View Profile Email
This whole topic is really TL;DR; am I supposed to be doing something about it? I don't see any 72-point type, so it's looking tame enough.

LOL you mean this ?
Logged
Offline (Male) edsquare
Reply #61 Posted on: July 20, 2014, 01:40:02 PM

Member
Location: The throne of ringworld
Joined: Apr 2014
Posts: 402

View Profile
This whole topic is really TL;DR; am I supposed to be doing something about it? I don't see any 72-point type, so it's looking tame enough.

LOL you mean this ?

Lol!

What is TL;DR?
Logged
A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
Groucho Marx
Offline (Unknown gender) Darkstar2
Reply #62 Posted on: July 20, 2014, 01:45:39 PM
Member
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 1244

View Profile Email
Means Too Long Didn't Read  :P


Logged
Offline (Male) edsquare
Reply #63 Posted on: July 20, 2014, 01:54:30 PM

Member
Location: The throne of ringworld
Joined: Apr 2014
Posts: 402

View Profile
Means Too Long Didn't Read  :P

Thanks!
Logged
A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
Groucho Marx
Offline (Unknown gender) TheExDeus
Reply #64 Posted on: July 21, 2014, 04:29:47 AM

Developer
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 1872

View Profile
Damn that was a long post about nothing. Dark, you should really reread what I wrote. IN NO PLACE, SHAPE OR FORM, did I make an offense or a derogatory statement about you. I was talking about your statements in regard to science on how it's inability to answer your questions is somehow a cause for belief in god. I was just pointing out that it's not really the case, because not having an answer isn't the same as having the wrong one. So the fact that science, less than 200 years after it's inception (or at least stricter formulation), cannot answer questions about the whole universe - questions, I might add, all religions got wrong for thousands of years - isn't a reason to think science is in any shape or form wrong. It's also not valid to think those questions are somehow beyond science, like god is. So the whole point of my post was to point out the fallacy you made. I did say "religious people" in general as well, because that really is a fallacy many people with similar beliefs make. I didn't say that to offend you or to "put you "all" in the same bucket", just the contrary, I wanted to convey the idea that you aren't alone in that thought. So I wanted you not to feel like it was somehow a personal affront, as many people are thinking the same.

tl;dr - Science in 200 years have done, proved, identified and discovered more than anything in thousands of years before it (even religions), so not having answers to all questions in the whole universe doesn't show lack of ability in science, it just shows the scope of the universe.
Logged
Offline (Male) Goombert
Reply #65 Posted on: July 21, 2014, 04:41:21 AM

Developer
Location: Cappuccino, CA
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 3107

View Profile
Quote
not having answers to all questions in the whole universe doesn't show lack of ability in science, it just shows the scope of the universe.
entropy = randomness = information
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entropy_%28information_theory%29
« Last Edit: July 21, 2014, 04:48:27 AM by Robert B Colton » Logged
I think it was Leonardo da Vinci who once said something along the lines of "If you build the robots, they will make games." or something to that effect.

Pages: « 1 2 3 4 5
  Print