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55. Both secularists and theists agree that science knows next to nothing.
But the great part about science is that it RECOGNIZES that it knows next to nothing, and attempts to fill in the gaps. Not by taking guesses or making up wild stories, but through hard work and curiosity. But the religious fundamentalist would rather live by a religion which claims to have all the answers, even though, at the very least, many of those answers should appear ridiculously silly to any adult. A thinking person can realize that they will only learn a minute fraction of what there is to learn out there and be excited by that prospect, rather than get scared and turn to faerie tales which were created by men to explain to other men answers to questions that they wouldn't truly understand for several hundred years to come. If someone were to ask me what keeps the Earth from falling out of the sky, I'd much rather say "I don't know" than "It's sitting on the back of a giant turtle, dear lad."
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