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    frisco, too many people, Gorette

    God existing in that subatomic space, inbetween or even being a powerful spirit that guides things what have you.

    My objection is when people take what should be essentially private thoughts and private philosophies, and try to interject that into the lives of others, into the works of others that do not need the religious baggage.

    In fact the religious baggage is a hindrance to progress within a Scientific Discipline.

    If certain things are off limits, anathema as it were, for not discernible reason other than a "god" doesn't like it, then we are teaching people to eliminate avenues of thought based on unreasonable assumptions regarding a being or consciousness that cannot be proven exists.

    Why limit yourself or your work for something so ridiculous?

    Imagine if we refused study the physiology of heterosexuals and GLBT individuals simply because of the ridiculous hangups about sex, and most especially "alternative" sexuality.

    Imagine if we refused to study women's reproductive cycles or organs, because the Bible said that menstrual cycles or the vagina is unclean?

    Imagine if we kept the ban on using cadavers to teach doctors and scientists how the body works because of the belief that the body must be whole and ready for the resurrection?

    All the things that we would have failed to learned, entire technologies never realized, advancements in medicine and science never made, because of arbitrary decrees by holy-talking-heads.

    And what is forbidden would have been entirely suspect due to institutionalized biases and phobias with no logical reason, no discernible danger for person asking the questions or conducting the studies.

    Here There Be Dragons! Perhaps we should have that embroidered on our panties from now on, to remind us how ignorance can be cultivated by a hate so old, no one even knows for sure why it began.

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