Huckleby wrote:The universe might be something COMPLETELY different from what you expect
This isn't even probably true. It is
Again, any student of physics knows this.
Huckleby wrote: science may not be converging on anything at all, it could just be a giant fake out.
This is obvious poppycock. Science works
. It makes accurate predictions and produces results. So either it's just a really freaky coincidence, or God is such an evil, twisted motherfucker that he's literally just fucking with us. While possible that such a God exists, I can think of no reason why anyone should worship or venerate such a creature. Can you?
Huckleby wrote:Clues sensed by, say, mystics, or starfish, might be more meaningful.
How? Because unless you explain, this is just Hallmark-level sophistry.
Huckleby wrote:Or, maybe you are right, and the only way to understand the sun is to stare directly at it.
I don't even know what you mean by this. Just as science has taught us not to trust our intuition, it's demonstrated time and again that our senses cannot be trusted, either. The universe is
mysterious. That's why we should keep studying it with every tool at our disposal, as opposed to assigning meaning to it by re-imaging and revising ancient myths.
Huckleby wrote:Stick by your religion of science, it is a fine religion that I too put much trust in.
Science isn't a religion. It is a method of investigating nature. It is based on evidence, so it does not require faith. It makes no absolute declarations and gives no instructions on how we should live. I can't think of a single way in which it's like a religion. Can you?
Huckleby wrote:I say keep an open mind...
You say it to some, but apparently not to those who most need to hear it.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go mail one-tenth of my income to the local Temple of Science or I won't get to evolve...