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.

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Richard Leis

Richard Leis is a fiction writer and poet, with his first published poem forthcoming later in 2017 from Impossible Archetype. His essays about fairy tales and technology have been published on Tiny Donkey. Richard is also the Downlink Lead for the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) team at the University of Arizona. He monitors images of the Martian surface taken by the HiRISE camera located on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in orbit around Mars and helps ensure they process successfully and are validated for quick release to the science community and public. Once upon a time, Richard wrote and edited the science and technology news and commentary website Frontier Channel, hosted the RADIO Frontier Channel podcast, and organized transhumanist clubs. Follow Richard on his website (richardleis.com), on Goodreads (richardleis), his Micro.blog (@richardleis), Twitter (@richardleisjr), and Facebook (richardleisjr).