#1
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7767192.stm

Further proof that religion holds back science.

The article doesnt say it explicitly, but its pretty obvious that those who hold strong religious beliefs are anti science.

Jeez, when will the day come when people stop using their religion to hinder good science. Case in point: Stem cell research.
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#2
More like science holds back religion, AMIRITE? LOLOL

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#3
Wtf do they have against nanotechnology?
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#4
When will science nuts stop trampling on people's religious beliefs? I don't necessarily believe that they do, however such matters are far too personal to simplify to the level that you have. Some people will never accept that the Earth is in fact much older than 6000 years old. Some people will never believe in miracles



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When will science nuts stop trampling on people's religious beliefs? I don't necessarily believe that they do, however such matters are far too personal to simplify to the level that you have. Some people will never accept that the Earth is in fact much older than 6000 years old. Some people will never believe in miracles

If by trampling on people's religious beliefs you mean finding the truth then I'm afraid science won't, after all finding truth is the reason for science.
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Wtf do they have against nanotechnology?


I know... I was like "Huh!?" Ignorance ftl.
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When will science nuts stop trampling on people's religious beliefs?


I don't know if you're being serious or not (this is the pit after all :P) but THANK YOU! I'm not particularly religious, I've got nothing against nanotechnology and all that, but it really annoys me when this kind of thing is brought up as if ALL religious people are fanatically against science
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I know... I was like "Huh!?" Ignorance ftl.

I think that - very much like everything else - fundamentalist get taught incorrect information about things, then get told to be against it.

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I don't know if you're being serious or not (this is the pit after all :P) but THANK YOU! I'm not particularly religious, I've got nothing against nanotechnology and all that, but it really annoys me when this kind of thing is brought up as if ALL religious people are fanatically against science


No such thing is implied. It merely states that the more religious a country it, the more likely it is to reject nanotechnology.
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#11
Eh, that's kinda strange. I'd say that this report is too vary. The people who are actually against nanotechnology because of religious reasons are probably a minority which is so small that it's no use talking about. Most likely just some crazy fundamentals that make non-fundamentalist religious people look like idiots now, too.

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No such thing is implied. It merely states that the more religious a country it, the more likely it is to reject nanotechnology.

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People, READ the damn article before commenting and making baseless assumptions.
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#12
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No such thing is implied. It merely states that the more religious a country it, the more likely it is to reject nanotechnology.


I was talking more about the kind of attitudes I've found in places like this. And I think TS said something about it being pretty obvious that those with strong religious beliefs hold back science. This may be true of some, but in general it's bull****.

EDIT: And thank you, I DID read the article, my point just wasn't made very well.
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I was talking more about the kind of attitudes I've found in places like this. And I think TS said something about it being pretty obvious that those with strong religious beliefs hold back science. This may be true of some, but in general it's bull****.

EDIT: And thank you, I DID read the article, my point just wasn't made very well.

It's true that those attitudes are common here, being predominantly atheist and populated by militant teenagers who think they're tr00 p0nx reb3ls rejecting god.

I think fundamentalists are always in the way of progress. It's not the dark ages anymore.

And it's important to separate fundamentalists from normal, religious people.
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#14
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It's true that those attitudes are common here, being predominantly atheist and populated by militant teenagers who think they're tr00 p0nx reb3ls rejecting god.

I think fundamentalists are always in the way of progress. It's not the dark ages anymore.

And it's important to separate fundamentalists from normal, religious people.


Agreed
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I don't know if you're being serious or not (this is the pit after all :P) but THANK YOU! I'm not particularly religious, I've got nothing against nanotechnology and all that, but it really annoys me when this kind of thing is brought up as if ALL religious people are fanatically against science


Yeah, I was being serious. Look, I actually do believe that science is right, and am an evolutionist, but I get really sick of people generalising about whole groups of people. Yes, some religious people will argue facts until they are blue in the face. Other religious people blow up trains. Does this mean that all religious people are like this? No, it does not. So go easy on them

edit: Would like to point out, I have read the article. I'm not talking about the article, I am simply saying that I don't agree with the attitude of lumping people in together



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More like science holds back religion, AMIRITE? LOLOL



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#19
I couldn't find what they're using the nano technology for.
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It's true that those attitudes are common here, being predominantly atheist and populated by militant teenagers who think they're tr00 p0nx reb3ls rejecting god.

I think fundamentalists are always in the way of progress. It's not the dark ages anymore.

And it's important to separate fundamentalists from normal, religious people.


Very important indeed.

My father's a religious man, good man and all, and he wouldn't be against nanotechnology seeing it could be a good means to help people, eventually.

Personally I prefer the kind of religious person that believes for himself, and doesn't go flaunting with his Love of God (people like that usually seemed to judge me over every word I said ^^').
I've also found that people that believe in God for themselves are also in general more accepting of all kinds of things, so I don't really think this article is far off.

I wonder though, how many people here are against nanotech? And how many of those are religious?
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Wtf do they have against nanotechnology?

We're playing god... By creating really small computers.

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I couldn't find what they're using the nano technology for.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_nanotechnology_applications

that's current uses only though, I think. Can't really be bothered to read it atm.
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#23
nano technology could extend the human lifespan to extraordinarily long lengths. The bible says that god decreed that no one would be allowed to live passed one hundred and twenty years of age, so maybe that is why some religious people are against it.
#25
People were asked about their views on a range of subjects, including risk from the internet, genetically modified food, nuclear power and mad cow disease.

Broadly, if they thought these were risky, they thought nanotechnology was too.


HA HA Why is Mad Cow Disease lumped in there? I can see it now . . . Do you think the internet is dangerous? How about Mad Cow Disease? . . . Hmmm yeah the interenet, crazy dangerous. Mad Cow Disease? Nah no big deal. . . . lol.