An odd shared lie
Convective thought, triggered by this
Christians and "scientists" disagree on many matters but share one STRONG contradictory belief-pair. Both parts of the pair are false, and the two sides of the pair are mismatched.
(1) Humans are innately identical AND (2) Humans are totally different from other animals.
(1) Humans are innately different AND (2) Humans share many** characteristics with other animals.
Most people understand reality quite well, even while verbally assenting to the Christian or "scientific" lies.
The Christian reason for adopting this belief-pair seems to make sense to Christians. Apparently Christians need to treat normal behavior and criminal behavior as identical because Original Sin; and Christians need to assert that we're made in God's image because ??????. I can't begin to comprehend any of this. It's word-salad.
The "scientists" adopt the belief-pair in order to fulfill the prophecies of their strange Statistics cargo cult. The Stats God requires a null hypothesis to misguide your experiments. For #1 the null hypothesis requires all humans to be identical. This is at least internally consistent
at the verbal level. For #2 the null hypothesis states that animals don't share any of our characteristics. This is a reverse use of the null but doesn't get noticed. The real need for #2 is simple ego and arrogance.
= = = = =
** I suspect many
is extremely close to all
, but there's not quite enough evidence for all
yet. Rapidly converging.
Labels: Blinded by Stats, Grand Blueprint, Shared Lie