The implication of using the word 'biased' only for relgious views is somewhat unfair.Originally posted by steampunk
Having faith in a religion is fine if that helps you get through life. But precisely what is that purpose of mangling real science with biased religious views?
If you look at the history of science there have been large numbers of theories and discoveries that have been knocked down by biased peers that aren't willing to look at things a different way or risk the existance of the theories they believe in.
The example that comes to mind is the heliocentric solar system. It had been a theory since the time of the ancient greeks, but was not widely supported in the scientific community. When Galileo presented the theory, he was not only condemned by the church, as people are always quick to mention. Many of his fellow scientists supported the church in its actions. They had invested great time and effort on the geocentric model creating more and more circles to account for various irregularities and they firmly believed in it. Science is as biased a belief as anything else when considering well established and believed 'facts'.