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A Spiritual Autopsy of Science and Religion

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Red Pill Pres
July, 2012
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Religion has failed. But so has science.

Peer review doesn't work. Vaccines cause more harm than good. HIV doesn't cause AIDS. Anthropogenic global warming is a hoax. The Big Bang never happened. Dark matter is a myth. Science is shot through with fraud. God is imaginary. Jesus never existed., The Old Testament entraps the Jewish people in a vicious ideology. The New Testament is a hodgepodge of borrowed ideas and outright fabrication. Islam does not endorse terrorism. The spiritual dimension exists. These controversial statements just may be true.

Both religion and science have shown themselves to be corrupt, mendacious, reactionary, authoritarian, frequently wrong and often manipulated for ugly political purposes. According to the militant New Atheists, science is the noblest endeavor - an achievement of self-correcting beauty that inevitably moves towards truth. Religion is a befuddling sop for the masses to subvert the fear of death. But are these beliefs truly justified, or simply new myths to replace the old? What place has religion in the Age of Science?

In this 'spiritual autopsy', Kelly Mitchell draws on the best experts in all these fields to critically dissect unproven assumptions, showing that science is anything but an objective endeavor and religion far from a simple-minded panacea. Mitchell untangles the knots and re-orients our vision to a unique perspective. Both science and religion bubble up from the same spiritual essence - the quest for truth - but are twisted by baser human desires. In the end, they need each other, correcting each others flaws and hubris.

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