Science Continues to Reduce Suffering

Promising results from first gene therapy clinical trial for Parkinson’s disease reported

While those who pray and give glory to imaginary creatures make me angry and ruin my day, the slow, tedious, but incredibly effective march of science and technology makes my day while reminding me that not all of the world is silly. Scientists work so hard over many years and decades, leading to brilliant breakthroughs that provide relief from suffering religion can only fantasize about. While some people pack churches and waste their time praying, scientists act, and through their action create results.

The person that benefits from science yet faithfully commits to an imaginary deity is not only a hypocrite but also a monster.

Published by Richard Leis

Richard Leis is a poet and writer living in Tucson, Arizona. His poetry has been published in or is forthcoming from Impossible Archetype and The Laurel Review. A work of flash fiction is forthcoming from Cold Creek Review. His essays about fairy tales and technology have been published online at Tiny Donkey and Fairy Tale Review's Fairy-Tale Files. Richard is also Downlink Lead for HiRISE at the University of Arizona.