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Our view ...

We consider science - i.e. dispassionate reason guided by observation and experimentation - as the only device for understanding reality to any practical purpose. We acknowledge intuition, religion, and mysticism as avenues for introspection or for constructing social norms. However, we believe the scientific method to be superior to all others for the following reasons: science has given human beings more mastery over the world than any other knowledge-device; scientific laws are true everywhere; the knowledge gained through science can be shared with others, unlike knowledge attained through mystic experience or intuition, which are essentially private experiences. Hence, in the discussion of any issue, we invoke scientific knowledge as far as possible.

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