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Science and Religion 8

August 9th, 2011, 3:29 pm

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Demety
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I wonder if those things comfort science on his death bed.
And this comment makes me sound like bible waving maniac.

Posted at August 13th, 2011, 3:25 am

Apostatus
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Actually that is an important point and I guess it depends much on personality. Death (in contrast to dying which can be nasty) itselfis only scary if either you feel to have missed out on things in life or if you are afraid of what comes afterwards. Therefore a scientifically oriented mind, having consciously experienced life and maybe expecting no afterlife may actually be comforted. I could observe this in my father when he had to face potential death before a somewhat risky surgery. For other people this view of life may not be comforting and they may reallyprofit from a peace of mind brought to them by religion. By the way, the most peacful last words I know are from a scientist who considered himself an agnostic, Charles Darwin: "His last words were to his family, telling Emma "I am not the least afraid of death – Remember what a good wife you have been to me – Tell all my children to remember how good they have been to me", then while she rested, he repeatedly told Henrietta and Francis "It's almost worth while to be sick to be nursed by you"." (cited from Wikipedia)

Posted at August 13th, 2011, 4:14 am

Demety
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Thank you for providing that point of view which I completely ignored. I'm always somewhat confused when my comments get intelligent replies.

Posted at August 15th, 2011, 2:44 am

Apostatus
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You're welcome! I just love comments I can comment to with an intelligent reply!

Posted at August 15th, 2011, 12:20 pm

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