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Presuming vs the Highest

A while back, LibreHacker wrote:

The idea that “we should never presume we’re a special case” may be a tenet of modern philosophy and cosmology, but it is certainly not a key tenet of science.

It is, if by “never” you mean “never—while doing science”. Presuming things leads us to wrong outcomes. We see this again and again in the book.

But there are differences between these stories. Jonah and Peter fled from the presence of the Lord but Thomas did not.

This was about whether there is water in many places in our galaxy, and heaven knows. That’s the point. It’s literally written among the stars, carved into the night canvas. Being aware that we don’t know the answer without “reading” is a great attitude when doing science.

Y’all know I’m all about those galaxy rotation curves which do not match up with what Newton presumed when that forbidden fruit bonked his noggin.

You also quote Genesis 1:1, saying:

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

Heavens and the Earth. Not just the Earth. There can be all kinds of stuff up there. (And by “up” I mean “out” since down is in towards the center of the blue marble.)

The Laṅkāvatāra Sūtra says:

Peeps presume it’s all about the fingertip (that points to the moon) and not the moon itself, so those who cling to the letter do not know my truth.

And… you know all this! You are Star Log! You watch the skies yourself, think for yourself using your own mind and your own heart. Is it then strange to you that others do the same?