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Items tagged with: dogma


You know...

... Maybe we ought to all just forget this whole idea of requiring priests to be celibate.

Quite a few Christian sects have done so already, and many non-Christian religions never did require it. And you know what? It doesn't seem to have brought about any divine apocalypse.

Trying to enforce the dogma, though ... it's pretty clear THAT'S been causing a major problem.

Perhaps it's time to stop? Perhaps it's LONG PAST time.

#dogma #religion #celibacy


Muscle memory discovery ends 'use it or lose it' dogma

Exercise physiologists agree: muscle memory is real. But how are these 'memories' stored? A review has a simple answer: nuclei gained during training persist even when muscle cells shrink due to…
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why peer review in scientific method is a sham
The mistake, of course, is to have thought that #peer-review was any more than a crude means of discovering the acceptability — not the validity — of a new finding…We portray peer review to the public as a quasi-sacred process that helps to make #science our most #objective #truth teller. But we know that the system of peer review is #biased, #unjust, #unaccountable, incomplete, easily fixed, often insulting, usually ignorant, occasionally foolish, and frequently wrong.

Certain sorts of #innovation are welcome in science, when they fall within established frameworks and do not threaten vested interests. But aside from this sort of routine innovation, science has many similarities to systems of #dogma. #Dissenters are not welcome. They are ignored, rejected, and sometimes attacked.