Penetrating the Bias of Science
Nowadays, it seems that the entire human race is in favor of science. Some people, however, think that science is only making us go backwards in history, or that the merits and demerits are evenly balanced. Everyone has a different standpoint and perspective. Since we are searching for the truth, we should not have biased views. Before an important hypothesis has been validated, it is proper to hold an opposing view. After it has been validated, however, if one still holds an opposing view, one is considered greatly biased. To simply ignore a question as indeterminate, or to draw a clear boundary between science and religion, is also being biased. By engaging in analytical research, not only can we correct our own biases, we can also inspire others; however, our research must have a solid basis. Science has done its best to satisfy our material and spiritual needs. However, it has also produced many unnecessary lethal weapons, and countless deaths have resulted. This is due to a serious bias. We clearly know that human existence is but a fleeting moment in the universe, yet we obstinately cling to this brief span of time, which is neither real, nor false, nor true, and we deny the ultimate truth of the universe. This statement is based on the laws of science. Matter and energy are constant, yet we ignore them while firmly believing in what is illusory and unreal. As to whether the material world is harmful or beneficial to humanity as a whole, it is hard to draw any conclusion unless the universe is investigated and taken into consideration. The answer to this question will become clear in the future. Materialism is a seriously biased ideology. Further, we are also being seriously biased when we refuse to acknowledge the fact that we have become slaves of materialism, and we continue to be infatuated with materialism.
Doing Away with Superstition
Superstition refers to ignorant conduct and blind faith which are harmful and should be done away with. What is superstition? It is difficult to define. When people are truly ignorant and do not know that they are being superstitious, it is not hard to explain to them and get them to change. What concerns us are the intelligent people who are superstitious, as they can cause greater harm and are hard to change; in the end their superstitious beliefs become widespread. As for those who are ignorant and superstitious, who believe foreign peddlers of fake medicine, wandering "doctors" who cheat people of their money, geomancers, and those who burn paper money, we should exhort them to change.
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