Science has made us what we are, more than anything else. The scientific method has given us an expected lifespan almost three times as long as the stone age sheep herders that wrote the Bible (and God himself actually appeared to and spoke to them personally). It has put a man on the moon, a spacecraft outside our solar system, eradicated smallpox, explored the bottom of the ocean and photographed the unseeable. It has frozen light, split atoms and discovered quantum mechanics. It has made virtually all of human knowledge available to anybody who cares to look from anywhere all of the time. It has created virtually all of human knowledge as it is.

I wish I could say it as succinctly and eloquently as xkcd: “This world is amazing and I’m going to live to experience more of it thanks to people who refused to gracefully accept the ineffability of reality.”

And then this stroke of pure genius: “I find my courage where I can, but I take my weapons from science. Because they work, bitches.”

“Science works whether you believe in it or not.” – Herb Silverman

Religion, on the other hand, only works when you can’t measure it,  can’t see it; when you can’t prove it. Funny that.

Check out the xkcd comic strip here.

xkcd - Sickness