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Quote: has undergone a staggering amount of introspection, self-awareness---science has progressed, even though much of the progress is understanding its own limitation.
Thank GØD!

BTW, as a pneumatologist--a student of self-awareness, of the nature and function of the human spirit, and of the GØD-concept--I have no fear of hard-nosed research into such concepts.
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...stagnant, authoritative and yet puerile ramblings of the pseudosciences and philosophers...

Is it not possible that many such scientists and philosophers have PhD's and responsible positions in the research field?