I said, "Of course" and then added "for some people."
If I was unclear, let me be clear. I was saying that Science can act in a religious way for "some people" because they invest ultimate meaning to it. This is obviously not the case for all people or even a majority and it is definitely not how the scientific discipline was originally designed.
I'll only add for L.A.'s benefit, that this thread did not become derailed with religious nonsense (it was derailed with stupid bull shite from the OP's erroneous title, but be that as it may) until you showed up telling everyone how this confirms the bible on page 7. A topic that had nothing to do with religion, and you had to bible it up. This is why we can't have nice things here...
So, even mentioning the religion that over 70% of Americans claim as their own is a foul? It was meant as a side comment that addressed the complete disavowal of any religious argument against homosexuality while Science is possibly floating a theory that would actually be compatible with what the Bible says.
I am NOT saying that this proves the Bible or God. I am simply saying that for those who are religious - which is A LOT of people, by the way, their reasons for opposing homosexuality are rooted in their desire to be faithful to their religion that also opposes it. IF Science is floating a theory that is actually compatible with the arguments of Christianity, then that will only bolster the claims of religious people instead of dissuading them.
If you cannot see how this is related to the current political controversy over gay rights and gay marriage then I don't really know how to help you. The presence of Christianity and the Bible and religious adherents in America is probably something that you should just get used to. It is not going away and yes, it does influence political arguments. Why is that so hard to see?
This post was edited on 12/13 at 4:07 pm