Can Science be a substitute for Religion?
The faith of an individual has no consequence for the society as a whole if this faith is kept as a private matter. There is no problem in having an even very strongly held faith if other people are not required to live or act according to it.\n\nThe same basic fact applies naturally to all ideologies. Any ideology does not endanger the democratic society as long as it only tries to influence other members of the society so that they would want to adhere to it. That’s the way democracy should work, after all.\n\nA faith is no more a private matter if because of this ideology there is a tendency to forcefully change even the behavior of those who do not share this faith. These kinds of faiths can be criticized in the same way as any other ideology is criticized.\n\nRelig
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Explore a legendary philosopher's take on how society fails to prepare us for education and progress.
- Alan Watts was an instrumental figure in the 1960s counterculture revolution.
- He believed that we put too much of a focus on intangible goals for our educational and professional careers.
- Watts believed that the whole educational enterprise is a farce compared to how we should be truly living our lives.
How can we use the resources that are already on the Moon to make human exploration of the satellite as economical as possible?
If you were transported to the Moon this very instant, you would surely and rapidly die. That's because there's no atmosphere, the surface temperature varies from a roasting 130 degrees Celsius (266 F) to a bone-chilling minus 170 C (minus 274 F). If the lack of air or horrific heat or cold don't kill you then micrometeorite bombardment or solar radiation will. By all accounts, the Moon is not a hospitable place to be.
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