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Response to Phillip McCleod (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2013, 01:46 PM

3. more of the usual bs trying to equate "science" with "religious faith in science."

Science is evidence based. One does not have "faith in science"-- instead, we evaluate the evidence presented in favor of this or that explanation and either accept it or reject it based upon the evidence. I'd argue that's something very different from accepting arguments on faith, without tangible evidence of any kind.

If the authors of the original study argue that the degree to which people seek evidence-based solutions to problems is correlated with stress, that would not be surprising at all. Rational people need real solutions to their problems, not superstition.

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