"Education is what separates the slaves from the masters."
-- Judith Bandsma
There are many people in the world who fear and despise science.
(Often this is the result of occult beliefs such as
"Creation 'Science'", i.e. "Creationism".)
They refuse to acknowledge to themselves that science and
technology is what keeps them alive, feeds them, clothes them,
and expands their standard of living to such an extent that was
unheard of 200 years ago. Thanks to science and technology,
hundreds of millions of people live the life of royalty: they
eat well, have fresh water, live in comfort, have time for
leasure, and live much safer lives than their ancestors.
Yet in the United States of North America, there are groups of
people who actively oppose science education. The reasons for
this is many.
Applied science is mankind's
only salvation; it is humanity's only hope for a future worth
- Occult beliefs such as the Jesusphile's belief that "faith"
is superior to knowledge ("Blessed is he who has not seen
and yet still believes"), and "that which is not of faith
is sin" (ROM 14:23). These anti-science occult beliefs generally
express themselves by the Jesusphile as
Creationism, though of course there are
many other occult-based reasons. Geocentrism is still alive
and well in some theologies, just as there are still advocates
of a Flat, round Earth (like a pizza) as presented in the Bible,
and advocates of a hollow Earth as found in Nazi occult beliefs
(there are even Internet WWW
sites defending the "Hollow Earth 'Theory'"). Here is a site for
Annotated bibliography of flat, hollow, and inverted Earth
For information about geocentricity and "the Bible and
astronomy," write to:
Association for Biblical Astronomy
4527 Wetzel Avenue
- Economic considerations such as who flips hanburgers at
McDonalds and who sits on the Board of Directors at McDonalds.
If every citizen were well educated, who would do the poorly
paying jobs? This problem is already a reality in Mexico and
Russia, where excellent universities produce well educated
doctors, lawyers, and accountants--- all of whom drive taxis or
sweep floors for a living because there are no other jobs for
them. My point is, corporations and nations require that a large
portion of its citizenry remain uneducated, but not too large a
portion that the corporation and nation does not have a skilled
and educated labor pool to select from. When one opposes science
education, one helps prevent a citizenry that is smart enough to
know what's good for themselves: that is a threat to those who
pretend to be, and lay claim to be, "leaders" of the citizens.
- Environmental considerations also exist. Technology is a
result of applied science education. Humans are making their
environment toxic and unpleasant to live in. Undermine science
education and one slows down the application of technology. The
problem with this is that technology is often the solution to
poorly-applied technology. The problem with nuclear waste will
not solve itself without highly advanced technology; the only
way to aquire that technology is to increase science education
and fund research.
- The fear of dying in a nuclear holocaust is another reason
why people distrust science education. The argument goes "Look
what what scientists have created: weapons so terrifying, the
entire nuclear age (1946 to present) was one of fear, threats,
and intimidation by rival nuclear powers." All blame is placed
upon the scientists, and by association, science in general.
Is it any wonder people fear science, when a billion people
can be erased in the matter of hours?
Since there appears to be no gods or space aliens around to save
us from ourselves, it is up to us to save ourselves. A citizenry
with a science education will allow us to build a future worth
- Deadly eruption Antimatter geyser discovered at galaxy's centre
- Gamma Ray Burst Most Powerful Explosion Since the Big Bang Challenges Gamma Ray Burst Theories
- Blunder Einstein's cosmological constant "blunder."
- Richard Feynman Quotes From Richard Feynman concerning Creationism and other topics
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