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Science Superstition
Debate Score:124
Arguments:65
Total Votes:141
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 Science (39)
 
 Superstition (25)

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What should we believe in? Science or Superstition

Science

Side Score: 92
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Superstition

Side Score: 32
5 points

Science, of course. It's backed up by evidence.

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| Side: Science
TERMINATOR(6718) Disputed
1 point

How do you know that the evidence is true? Michael Crichton from the book state of fear in, or so I am told, an effort to debunk the myth of global warming. Also, what does it matter what 'WE' believe in? 'WE' probably share both a great deal of opinions and a great deal of adversity - though it is for neither of us to decide for the other.

| Side: Superstition
jessald(1909) Disputed
3 points

The only way to really know whether some claim is true is to read up on it from reliable sources. If you're not willing to do that (and most people aren't), then you should just trust the consensus of experts, because they're the most likely to be right.

| Side: Science
4 points

Science is a study, and unlike a religion or a superstition, if it is proven wrong, it changes and adapts. That means science is incapable of being incorrect indefinitely. So I believe in science.

| Side: Science
4 points

I'm gonna put my vote on this side - but I do think that "believing" in science can be as stupid as believing in anything else.

Science is not something to believe in- it is something to understand.

| Side: Science
3 points

Science all the way. Superstition is usually fueled by myth.

Science is fueled by evidence.

| Side: Science
4 points

Is this really JakeJ the Mormon who doesn't believe in evolution or did someone hack your account?

| Side: Science
JakeJ(3232) Disputed
2 points

This debate has nothing to do with religion. Just because I am religious I have to be an uneducated and supersticiouse? Are you that narrow minded!? Are you? Try, try a little harder.

Your starting to piss me off now ya happy?

| Side: Science

I think we should believe in science rather than superstition. If religion is included in the superstitious category then I'd have to go with religion because I do not believe religion falls into that category.

| Side: Science
3 points

Totally agree. Although there is usually control in religion through superstition I would not say religion is a superstition.

| Side: Science
ledhead818(631) Disputed
3 points

Religion does fit the dictionary definition of superstition.

1 a: a belief or practice resulting from ignorance, fear of the unknown, trust in magic or chance, or a false conception of causation b: an irrational abject attitude of mind toward the supernatural, nature, or God resulting from superstition

2: a notion maintained despite evidence to the contrary

| Side: Superstition
heena(2) Clarified
1 point

superstitions are those belief which doesn't has any reasoning rather science deals with reasoning n proof.There are some superstitions yet to be proved but maximum are been proven.

| Side: Science
1 point

superstition is the belief which has no reasoning rather science has reasoning behind it and proofs.There are some superstitions that are not proved but maximum have been proved by science.

| Side: Superstition
3 points

Science, although evidence can be manipulated and tampered with. Superstition is a form of mind control so should not be encouraged. However there is alot of truth in old wives tales

| Side: Science
3 points

hey, who says that science should not be believed in?

it proves you everything it says and also it helps in everyday- to- day life.

on the other hand, will the superstition help you in way?no

does it prove everything it says?no

| Side: Science
3 points

Science. Isn't that Zorachian?

And fuck the 5o character limit.

| Side: Science
3 points

Science is mostly a set of rules determining what we can prove and so know.

I could argue that the sky is purple, but it's not true

I could also argue that it's blue, and that would be true.

But if we had lived in a tomb for a long time and had lost knowledge of it's color over many generations there would be no way to tell, and science would shun both ideas as indeterminable. Not necessarily true or false.

Speculation outside the region of what we can know and prove is pointless because guess what:

We can't know or prove it.

| Side: Science
1 point

Science makes the most sense insofar as consistency and rational coherence and is based on observation.

Superstition is the primative brain making all sorts of assumptions about the nature of existence and the world around a person which are totally unsubstantiated.

| Side: Science
2 points

Please note that I am not advocating for this side.

Believe: hold something as a truth.

It seems to me that society should not believe either subsection of this debate. Superstition is quite fool hardy and has no real backing. Believing in science, however, would be to completely ignore the true meaning of science. Science is never meant to create a unifying truth; it is meant as a means to compile ideas about the world around us. Truth, from what I understand science to be, is never obtained through scientific study. Physical laws and scientific theories are not facts; they are outstandingly supported hypotheses. Further, science is not a single, completely unifying field. Behavioral science is a subsection of science, and it is a portion that I think holds no full bearing on complete life.

To summarize my ideologies, we as individuals should not believe in anything; we should look at each thing that is presented to us with skepticism.

| Side: Superstition
-2 points
jessald(1909) Disputed
4 points

If people are so willing to DIE for what they believe in there must be something behind it.

No, that just shows how effective religion is at exploiting human psychology.

| Side: Science
vanillasmile(57) Disputed
1 point

"the Catholic Church have executed the illuminate a science group and what did they do the science fools went underground instead of fighting like men or Believers" ???

1.What exactly do you mean by "believers"?

2. this last statement supports the view that we should believe in science since they are "so willing to DIE for it". following your train of thought, if so many of the science group "the illuminate" were killed, then "something was behind it".. and thus, we should believe in science. According to your own logic that is.

Personally I think we should believe in science because it is a fact. Period. Makes it much easier than trying to find the reason why someone has to be killed.

TRUTH should not require the shedding of something so precious as a life.

| Side: Science
-2 points
3 points

there is nothing rational about the idea you evolved from hydrogen gas.

That's not what evolution says

or that life is a mistake

No one thinks that

at the end even Darwin gave up on his theory.

That's not even remotely true.

Congratulations, in two sentences and one fragment you managed to be wrong three times. That's actually pretty impressive.

| Side: Science
TERMINATOR(6718) Disputed
0 points

So how did life start? The big bang? How did the big bang happen? There is nothing.

| Side: Superstition
aveskde(1903) Disputed
1 point

To lundwall9:

You're using a red herring to change the topic. This isn't about evolution.

| Side: Science
Himani2310(1) Disputed
1 point

What you think as superstitions are not superstitions. They are logical facts. When they are followed from the time of ramayan, who are you to say them superstitions.

when you don't know the logic behind them, you consider them superstitions but when you come to know about the logic you consider them as science.

| Side: Superstition


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