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Brian Colquhoun replied to Chris M's discussion 'Hi All'
"Greetings!You join a community that extends across the globe and your hello message is first commented on from someone living in the same city. Typical. "
Oct 24, 2011
Brian Colquhoun replied to louise :)'s discussion 'Is Richard Dawkins basically a fundamentalist?'
"Vehemence is a strange choice. He's very mildly spoken, even if impassioned. I'm generally the same. Perhaps slightly louder. He's not at all narrow-minded. And he's certainly not intolerant. Narrow-mindedness won't work…"
Feb 25, 2010
Brian Colquhoun commented on Dan the anti-theist's blog post 'The NHS in the U.S.- shouldn't Christians be supporting universal healthcare?'
"The thing most amusing about this is that the US has such a terrible poor health service when compared to the UK. Look at France - it has socialised medicine too, and isn't it pretty much the best in the world. The thing we have to be careful…"
Aug 16, 2009
Brian Colquhoun and Gavin Kirby are now friends
Jul 27, 2009
Brian Colquhoun commented on Whitney's event 'FToD July Dinner'
"As interesting as it sounds, there is a significant body of water in my way."
Jul 23, 2009
Brian Colquhoun commented on Brian Colquhoun's blog post 'The Religious Scientist: A Frustration'
"Ah, priveleged =]"
Jul 23, 2009
Morgan Matthew commented on Brian Colquhoun's blog post 'The Religious Scientist: A Frustration'
Jul 23, 2009
Brian Colquhoun commented on Brian Colquhoun's blog post 'The Religious Scientist: A Frustration'
"That's true, but still doesn't explain why they think there is justification for the invisible. They usually require evidence for the things they believe in. Even then, scientists can be highly sceptical cf. quantum mechanics in the early…"
Jul 23, 2009
Brian Colquhoun commented on Brian Colquhoun's blog post 'The Religious Scientist: A Frustration'
"Oh, I certainly agree that if it's peer-reviewed and published then that's the main thing. It just concerns me that people are able to be in two minds over something. You'd think they'd have their brains fully functioning at all…"
Jul 23, 2009
Sophie commented on Brian Colquhoun's blog post 'The Religious Scientist: A Frustration'
"Great post! I enjoyed reading. I am going to agree with Dave with this one. I would offer the counterpoint that we can't always take a person's stated beliefs to be their actual beliefs. There have been many closeted atheists throughout…"
Jul 23, 2009
Doug Reardon commented on Brian Colquhoun's blog post 'The Religious Scientist: A Frustration'
"Any functioning "normal" person can have a delusional concept that lies buried beneath their serene exterior. Unless you happen to "flip that switch" it generally lies unnoticed. But, if you do happen to "flip that…"
Jul 22, 2009
Dave Nichols commented on Brian Colquhoun's blog post 'The Religious Scientist: A Frustration'
"Good rant. I would offer the counterpoint that we can't always take a person's stated beliefs to be their actual beliefs. There have been many closeted atheists throughout history, and its only been short periods of time since the rise of…"
Jul 22, 2009
Brian Colquhoun and CJoe are now friends
Jul 22, 2009
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The Religious Scientist: A Frustration

I blogged this a few months back, and I realised that it might be right at home here. It's really about my frustration at religious scientists, who by necessity, compartmentalise:This has been my topic of frustration this week. Maybe I'm being a little bit unreasonable but I would like to clarify and justify my position on this.I find it really frustrating when a scientist has a religious belief. This is maybe not quite accurate. What I should probably say is that I find it really frustrating…See More
Jul 22, 2009
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The Religious Scientist: A Frustration

I blogged this a few months back, and I realised that it might be right at home here. It's really about my frustration at religious scientists, who by necessity, compartmentalise:This has been my topic of frustration this week. Maybe I'm being a little bit unreasonable but I would like to clarify and justify my position on this.I find it really frustrating when a scientist has a religious belief. This is maybe not quite accurate. What I should probably say is that I find it really frustrating…See More
Jul 22, 2009
Brian Colquhoun commented on Newtonslight's blog post 'Life On Earth Came From Other Planets'
"The life from other planets hypothesis is an interesting one, and one that has been flying around for a while now. It does leave a lot of explaining to do as well though. Working out how we actually got lifeforms in the first place, which is what…"
Jul 21, 2009

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The Religious Scientist: A Frustration

Posted on July 22, 2009 at 8:00pm 7 Comments

I blogged this a few months back, and I realised that it might be right at home here. It's really about my frustration at religious scientists, who by necessity, compartmentalise:





This has been my topic of frustration this week. Maybe I'm being a little bit unreasonable but I would like to clarify and justify my position on this.



I find it really frustrating when a scientist has a religious belief. This is maybe not quite accurate. What I should probably say is that… Continue

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