Originally Posted by T-Vizz the 2nd
Kind of like Penn and Teller without all the flair and cursing... Critical thinkers are not religious though so I don't think this will do much to convince anyone
Pretty broad brush strokes there. Many, many critical thinkers have been or are religious. Heck, a professor I had for O-Chem who is a scientist first and foremost and fully grasps critical thinking goes to church every Sunday.
InFact seems to not be very reliable of a source. It's like Penn & Teller (both in Bull****! and during their magic shows) - you only see what they choose to show you. It is right on a few topics but not others. I prefer to skip the opinions and go after primary literature or studies.
For instance, his thing on "Ancient Wisdom" is crap. He states that "Ancient Wisdom" gave us flat Earth theory which is absolutely bunk. Almost any civilization that spanned more than 100 miles of land knew that the Earth was round. The astrological and physiological understanding of the Ancient Greeks, Egyptians, Chinese, Mayans, and other civilizations far surpassed anything we had in 900-1500 AD. During the Dark Ages, a lot of things were either forgotten or ignored only to be later "discovered" in the future. The statement that it's illogical to think that someone who lived in the past has a better understanding of "modern science" is not provable and certainly isn't factual.