What do you say to people who say, "Oh, you are an atheist? Well that takes faith too. You have faith that there is no god. That is a belief system." I know it's like the whole unicorn argument. Do you have faith that there are no unicorns on Jupiter or some shit...I'm just not sure what I believe right now. I have a Christian man telling me all kinds of things making me doubt my atheism, lol....I know I know...It's horrible. I'm just confused. I don't know what I believe or what I don't believe right now. I just know I need to go back to basics and remember the reasons why I turned from Christianity to begin with.
Faith discredits itself by proving to be insufficient to satisfy the faithful.
I'm quite satisfied myself.
String Theory, however... that is unsatisfying.
I'd say that I have faith in the scientific method.
Now that's ironic.
I was more referring to the irony of someone having faith in a "Scientific Method," when actual scientists recognize the "Scientific Method" is a myth.
Your referenced comment is also mythological, @Pope. Some sciences value reproducibility, mostly those that can be accomplished in laboratory environments for a reasonable cost. Others like geology, ecology, population biology, many aspects of astronomy, etc. don't have a reproducible component. The extinction of the dinosaurs happened only once, so did the Big Bang.
I have faith this says it all..