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Ohhhh and I am absolute fair to dawkins...J aj aja well not really I guess: There is a deep truth in what you say. People who have taught termodynamics (probably the only ones that really understand it a little bit) feel some kind of superiority towards the other human beings.. I know I know it is disgusting.. but it is true.. and I have seen that in a lot of other physics faces... from there one the moment we see that a so-called famous scientists (specially if we generally disagree on not-scientific issues) does not really know the second law of thermodyanmics..we can become.. well let's say that we suddenly lose complete respect in him.
I still remember vividly the day I read an article of Dawkins where he worte the second law of thermodynamcis wrong, he explained it even worse (of course it was wrong), relaized that he had never really thought about it in any meanignful way and lost the basic point by making fun of creatonism and the second law when he precisely had not the foggiest idea about the argument at hand....
So, in a way.. I was not fair.. but in antoher way I am completely fair.. I treat all scientists which do not know the basic stuff about the second law with the same disregard..... allowing me to be extremely critic about his knwoledge on biology (and absolutely self-condfident about my points outside science and about religion)
But I promise I treat all the people equal.. I still recall the day a doctor took my temperature and asked me "so what is your job?" .. "oh I am a physciist .. I am teaching termodynamics".. and he answered " oh I remember the class, luckily we doctors do not need it.. if we had to remember everything we would be lost"... I was very polite.. but of course I never came back... to almost any doctor in my life unless I know beforehand what he/she is going to give me or he/she really knows why thermodyanmics is so important for doctors :)
I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact.
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