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Stan Przhegodsky
Religion and science can never be reconciled, as the two systems of
determining truth are diametrically opposed in their construction.
The difference between the two positions is clearly shown by way of a
scale of certainty, at which 100% represents ‘full certainty’. At a
maximum of 99.99[…]% stands science, with that 0.0…01%
representing the gap of doubt that permits a scientific theory to be
placed under permanent questioning, done so until superior evidence
begets a superior hypothesis that then permits superior methods at
producing superior technology. The scientific method therefore is a
bottom-up model, in which a hypothesis must survive criticism and
testing from all sides, and be able to reproduce the same results
given the same recipe, in order to then quality for Theory status, a
position held until a better hypothesis is presented given better
Religion, on the other hand, declares whatever it determines to have
sacred claim to be the Final Word on a matter, placing it directly on
the point of 100% certainty, stagnating its entire hypothesis and
conclusion. The model is top-down, as in contrast to science; here
the importance is not on what is right, but who is right. Here, logical
fallacy comes into full swing. Wishful thinking is the belief in
something without evidence only because it makes the believer feel
emotionally relieved. It appears like a harmless phenomenon until we
see it evolve into Confirmation Bias, a dangerous mistake in thinking
that merges what is a hypothesis supported as fact by means of
Wishful thinking with the self-esteem, self-efficacy, and/or personal
identity of who can neurologically be called the cognitive sufferer.
The brain’s emotions are processed through a part of the limbic
system called the amygdala, which then sends signals to a region of
the brain that processes both physical and “social” pain called the
anterior cingulate cortex; for reference, the prefrontal cortex’s function
is memory storage and thought-processing speed, permitting full
logical processing of a situation given the right exposure to
information/formulae that educates the individual in formal logic.
Those who suffer from wishful thinking and confirmation bias are
those with an amygdala that is hypersensitive and therefore gives off

a signal of pain to the anterior cingulate cortex, diminishing the
function of the prefrontal cortex. Religion therefore originates in the
continuous inability of a person to adapt to facts that are emotionally
perceived to be painful. Religion originates in one’s falling into fantasy
upon long-term exposure to material dissatisfaction.
Once politicised, Religion becomes known as Totalitarianism. All
Fascism, the only system that can harbour Totalitarianism, from
National Syndicalism, to Nazism, to National
Bolshevism/Eurasianism, is religion politicised — Absolute
Monarchism that determines truth by the caprice of a Monarch is
proto-Fascist and is therefore included, as is the practical application
of Stalinism, which in today’s understanding is indistinguishable from
National Bolshevism and non-racialist Strasserism.
Science, politicised, holds no dogma, since the conclusions only
come after research and testing, and these conclusions are subject to
change if they do not survive academic criticism and testing. This is a
way of thinking that evolves, and therefore it adapts to change,
operating on the rules of what it takes for survival.

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