Science vs Religion: Education Object Lesson

#ThrowbackThursday The near-nucleus region of comet Hale-Bopp in 1996. Image credit: ESO View larger image at: http://socsi.in/8MbWj
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How religion responds to space phenomenon?

1997 – Heaven’s Gate Cult suicides to ride on the Hale-Bopp Comet

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/heavens-gate-cult-members-found-dead

Heaven’s Gate cult members found dead
Heaven’s Gate cult members found dead
On March 19–20, 1997, Marshall Applewhite taped himself speaking of mass suicide and asserted “it was the only way to evacuate this Earth”. After claiming that a spacecraft was trailing Comet Hale–Bopp, Applewhite persuaded 38 followers to commit suicide so that their souls could board the supposed craft.
March 26, 1997: Comet Hale-Bopp claims the lives of 39 cult members as it flies past Earth
March 26, 1997: Comet Hale-Bopp claims the lives of 39 cult members as it flies past Earth

A Living Member of the Heaven’s Gate Cult Gave a Rare Interview to a …

Dec 22, 2016 – Remember Heaven’s Gate? Nearly two decades ago, 39 members of the cult killed themselves in a mass suicide, hoping to be taken to a …

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20th Anniversary of Heaven’s Gate Mass Suicides in Rancho Santa Fe – Times of San Diego
20th Anniversary of Heaven's Gate Mass Suicides in Rancho Santa Fe - Times of San Diego

CNN – Some members of suicide cult castrated – Mar. 28, 1997

Mar 28, 1997 – List of the deceased Heaven’s Gate members … Among the dead was Thomas Nichols, brother of Nichelle Nichols, of Star Trek fame

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Heaven’s Gate 20 Years Later: 10 Things You Didn’t Know – Rolling …

6 days ago – Twenty years after their mass suicide made headlines across the world, Heaven’s Gate is still one of the most notorious cults of the 20th century …

Who They Were – People

people.com/archive/cover-story-who-they-were-vol-47-no-14/

Apr 14, 1997 – Though some of those who joined Heaven’s Gate had obvious emotional … At its peak, in the late ’70s, the cult had several hundred members, and ….. Long ago, Nichols confided to his older sister Nichelle that he was …

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At a congressional hearing on climate science Wednesday, Michael Mann lamented that he was the only witness representing the overwhelming scientific consensus that manmade global warming poses a major threat.

‘”We find ourselves at this hearing today, with three individuals who represent that tiny minority that reject this consensus or downplay its significance, and only one—myself—who is in the mainstream,” he said in his opening testimony._

You can watch the congressional hearing at the attached link.

A Scientist Just Spent 2 Hours Debating the Biggest Global Warming Deniers in Congress | Mother Jones
A Scientist Just Spent 2 Hours Debating the Biggest Global Warming Deniers in Congress | Mother Jones

 

Tens of Thousands of Teachers Are Getting Climate-Denying Propaganda in Their Mailboxes
Tens of Thousands of Teachers Are Getting Climate-Denying Propaganda in Their Mailboxes

This is why Americans are less qualified for jobs than Immigrants

lack of education and qualifications

part of which is being able to assess information

and to know when it’s complete nonsense

religion is mental illness

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