RE: Taking the Religion of Scientism to a new level Re: [asa] This is seriously funny

From: George Cooper <georgecooper@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Fri Sep 19 2008 - 09:05:58 EDT

It may just be a "window" exhibit at the Magnes museum at Berkeley.

 

http://www.magnes.org/future.htm

 

The stained glass design seems to match the WMAP (or COBE?) imaging of the
CMBR.

 

"Coope"

 

 

 

 

From: asa-owner@lists.calvin.edu [mailto:asa-owner@lists.calvin.edu] On
Behalf Of Steve Martin
Sent: Friday, September 19, 2008 7:27 AM
To: James Patterson
Cc: asa@calvin.edu
Subject: Taking the Religion of Scientism to a new level Re: [asa] This is
seriously funny

 

 

Yes it is ... as are most things published at the Onion. (Try giving up
traditional media for a week & read only the Onion - it will do wonders for
your mental health!)

 

Then there is this article "California
<http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/california-erects-first-temple-worshi
p/story.aspx?guid=%7B863CD544-CA2A-4630-8B73-0CB23CA97893%7D&dist=hppr>
Erects First Temple to the Worship of Science". There were a few things in
this that are way funnier than the Onion's take ... except, after reading it
I'm not so sure this is a joke. (I did quickly check of the calendar to see
if it was April 1st).

Here's a snippet:

 

This week, Mr. Keats goes public with his plans. "The essence of religion is
stained glass and song," he says. In the case of the Atheon, the stained
glass is patterned to show the cosmic microwave background radiation --
capturing the universe in the first several hundred thousand years of
creation -- using NASA's new WMAP satellite data. "The cosmic microwave
background is the sky's natural stained glass, our origin story imprinted on
the cosmos," explains Mr. Keats. "And now it's visible to us for the first
time, glowing through the windows of the Atheon."

 

The song composed for the Atheon is equally scientific, a canon for three
cosmic voices titled "Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?" The canon
is comprised of sounds pulsating through several hypothetical universes as
well as our own living cosmos, musically arranged by Mr. Keats using audio
files produced by University of Virginia astronomer Mark Whittle. According
to Mr. Keats, "these universes don't provide any answers. If people are to
find spirituality in science, it's likely to be by immersing themselves in
questions."

(HT: James
<http://scienceandcreation.blogspot.com/2008/09/only-in-berkeley.html>
Kidder)

On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 7:02 AM, James Patterson <james000777@bellsouth.net>
wrote:

Everyone deserves a good laugh - it's Friday!

http://www.theonion.com/content/news/evolutionists_flock_to_darwin

The Onion - America's Finest News Source
Evolutionists Flock To Darwin-Shaped Wall Stain

"DAYTON, TN-A steady stream of devoted evolutionists continued to gather in
this small Tennessee town today to witness what many believe is an image of
Charles Darwin-author of The Origin Of Species and founder of the modern
evolutionary movement-made manifest on a concrete wall in downtown Dayton."

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