The Black Cat Analogy. If you really think about it... Major creds to NovaBird. The Black Cat Analogy dark room and looking for a black cat. chip/ / tr/ rror, i
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The Black Cat Analogy

If you really think about it...
Major creds to NovaBird

The Black Cat Analogy
dark room and looking for
a black cat.
chip/ / tr/ rror, is like being in a
dark room and looking for
a black cat that isn' t there.
is like being in a
dark room and
looking for
a black cat
that isn' t there Is .3
oneshotting
I found it!"
i:". ihc: is like being in a
dark room and looking for a
black cat using a flashlight.
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#12 - invisabull (01/16/2013) [+] (41 replies)
ok, here's why I don't get the whole science vs religion sh1tst0rm.

Scientists come up with a theory, and can spend years, decades or longer testing it. There are even multiple branches of science that are purely theoretical. this can be because we don't have the ability or technology to accurately test their hypothesies yet.

I have always believed the fundamental principle of scientific advancement is openmindedness, a willingness to realise we don't understand everything yet and a desire to learn.

Maybe religion is just nonsense. Maybe the concept of God is ridiculous. But maybe it isn't. Maybe its just something we don't yet have the abillity to quantify or measure. Maybe the existance of God is to our current scientific understanding what the Higgs Boson particle would be to Medieval Europe.

And THAT is what I don't get about the ********* . tbh a lot of people use religion as an excuse for ignorance, but I expected more from scientists.

You don't believe in God? Fair enough. You want to believe in an alternative that currently has more evidence in its favour. I get that. But you are going to categorically deny the existance of God? Really? Something hasn't been proved yet so you are going to state it never will?

To me that is very closed minded. To me that isn't science.

<---but I realise this comment will probably annoy some people, so here is a hot blonde in a Bikini to help make up for it :)
#58 - malifauxdeux (01/17/2013) [-]
Whoever made this post has never actually studied philosophy.
User avatar #10 - jbails (01/16/2013) [-]
Apathy is not caring about the room or the cat.
#63 - badpeace (01/17/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Hello everybody. I will now explain to you why most christians today are not any problem in technological and social progress.

Please note that this is only SOME christians, and i know alot of christians are also stupid fags who are against evolution, gene research, gay marriage, etc, but i wish to talk about the group of christians, including me, who dont mind these things.

First of all, i dont believe half of the **** in the bible, i know it was written by humans, and i know it is heavily biased/filled with lies. What i do with the bible is instead to understand it on my own moral way, and see it as a way of how to live a good life where you can respect any other human being. Some say christians are bad because the bible sais "gay marriage is not allowed" and more **** like that, but it was all written by humans! I know myself, as i have read through the entire bible once, the head and overriding rule over them all is simple, and it is the one i wish to live by; love your next (other people) like you love yourself. Not "burn gay people" and "stop technological progress" - i believe in science, and my future is maybe becoming a scientist within the area of physics.

Second of all, about the "god doesnt exist" stuff. Fine, you can believe that he doesnt exist. I can see myself why you would believe that. Just know 2 things; absence of proof is not proof of absence, and i merely choose to believe that he exists, yet in a special not-yet-explained way.

Third of all, i dont see god as a punisher and a granter, he is a kind of spiritual guard; i believe he protects me, i believe that he is helping my life, that he is trying to give me a better life. That is merely a way for me to get through hard situations; believing that a spiritual father is protecting me and helping. And dont get me wrong here, i have plenty of friends and family to support me too. I just have a second spiritual father with me.

Last of all; Lets all just believe what we want.

Pic unrelated
#70 - felixjarl ONLINE (01/17/2013) [-]
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Humorism is laughing at the black cat.
User avatar #65 - satrenkotheone (01/17/2013) [-]
Why don't they just turn on the lights?
User avatar #25 - churrundo (01/17/2013) [+] (5 replies)
So, as an atheist, are you open for the possibility that god may exist, given enough proof? or would you just religiously continue to deny it?
#24 - karmakoala (01/16/2013) [-]
Bear in mind that philosophy is not looking for the same kind of truth. A better analogy:

3 students are assigned to do a presentation.

One (philosophy) provides all the possible information to be used.
The other (science) Sorts out the stuff worth using from the BS, and gives it practical context and use within the presentation.
The final student (Theology) draws pictures for it. Not helpful in any way to the goal of the presentation, but pretty and comforting.

Pic unrelated, I figured we'd continue with the theme 'big booty bitches'.
#78 - Char (01/17/2013) [-]
If it smells it's chemistry, If it's dead it's biology and if it doesn't work it's physics.
User avatar #61 - PartyPanda (01/17/2013) [-]
If the room is dark and you haven't found the cat, how do you know it is black?
#27 - orangepikmin (01/17/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Not only is this a repost, but it's damn annoying to think that there are people out in the world that think that science or religion holds all of the answers. Some things just happen because it does.
Not only is this a repost, but it's damn annoying to think that there are people out in the world that think that science or religion holds all of the answers. Some things just happen because it does.
User avatar #9 - ljxjlos (01/16/2013) [+] (3 replies)
Common Sense : turning the lights on
User avatar #1 - vincetacular (01/16/2013) [-]
Religious ********* in 3,...2,...
#80 - anonymous (01/27/2013) [-]
User avatar #60 - chrolt (01/17/2013) [-]
Making poor comparisons like this is like standing in a dark room while being completely sure it's fully lit.
#59 - funnynsfw (01/17/2013) [-]
Pretentious is posting retarded unfunny images on funnyjunk for no reason but to be a smug thumbwhore
User avatar #14 - swetytntstiky (01/16/2013) [-]
oh very wise ...
#67 - anonymous (01/17/2013) [-]
Science is like being in a dark room while trying to trick people into thinking you found the black cat.
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