Jst, for fuck sake will you read what I actually say before you respond to it? I did not say can't, I said doesn't. If you honest-to-goodness do not recognize that there is a significant difference between the meaning of these two words, you need to stop talking.
I didn't say you said it. I said it.
Then don't you think it's kind of disruptive and rude to sidestep addressing what I DID say in favor of what you wish to discuss instead? If that is the way you wish to communicate, it will be much more clear if you don't quote posts you aren't actually addressing in your response. You have established a pattern of avoiding engaging with the substance of what people say to you.
So please answer. How are you going to get the answers that science can't answer?
Or is it your position that science can answer all questions?
Do you always think in binary? Is the world really that black and white to you? You only see two options for any question?
The purpose of religion is not to teach us science.
the purpose of religion?
It would be like saying because science has taught us so much, we can't learn anything from history. They just do not address the same things.
I don't think I suggested anything like this.
It is because of spirituality that we have such a desire to learn. It is what gives humans that drive. Perhaps you call it something else. I call it spirituality.
Ah, that explains a lot. You are
using a non-standard definition of spirituality. It would have been helpful if you had defined it this way in the beginning. I understand what you mean now. I don't agree, but I get what you are saying.
As I'm sure you expect, in light of the way you are using the word "spirituality", I return to science. Neuroscience, neuroplasticity, neuropsychology, and cognition research in particular. I also understand that this way of seeing things is much less attractive to you, but to me, it actually becomes much more beautiful and precious. It's truly amazing, I just recognize a different underlying thread than you do. String theory has some interesting philosophical implications, for instance.
Why is this always so hard jst?