Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Youth ignorance has...

Like many of you, I have been dismayed by succeeding generations who have abandoned the true path of enlightenment embodied in the eternal Truths of Star Trek for the so called "Force".

Well, young Jedi, your smackdown this is.

Despite their claims of great powers, the members of the Jedi Order can do nothing that can't be accomplished by common stage magicians using mundane props.  Darth Vader's sad devotion to that ancient religion did not help him conjure up the stolen data tapes, or give him clairvoyance enough to find the Rebels' hidden fortress.  The existence of the Force has never been objectively demonstrated and, conveniently enough for the Jedi, supposedly "cannot" be objectively demonstrated.  One simply is expected to "believe."
Count me among the likes of Han Solo, Admiral Motti, and the other brave skeptics that aren't convinced by handwaving and impressive-sounding words.  The Jedi are the ones claiming that the Force is "real."  It is up to the Jedi to provide the double-blind trials, the controlled experiments, the conclusive evidence that their extraordinary claims have any merit whatsoever. [More]

Live long and perspire.

[via mefi]

1 comment:

Jay said...

Count me among the likes of Penn Jillette, Isaac Asimov, and the other brave skeptics that aren't convinced by handwaving and impressive-sounding words. The Christians are the ones claiming that the Bible is "real." It is up to the Christians to provide the double-blind trials, the controlled experiments, the conclusive evidence that their extraordinary claims have any merit whatsoever.

Not so funny when it's written about what's holy to you.