That's an improvement Dave! You went three posts without your bloated narcissism getting in the way! Keep up the good work! I'm sure your theism will make you a better human being yet.
The fact that religion is so prevalent in their society has nothing to do with their progress in nuclear physics, which necessarily requires the application of the scientific method.
Dang Dave, that was a rookie logical mistake. What did you think was going on over there? Did you think they were refining nuclear materials by repeating passages from the Quran over them and praying? LOL!
I haven't encountered it then. Seems to me then by your own logic if you really believed that you would not be so smug about people who have not shared your anecdotal experiences.
My not knowing that the spider wasn't there doesn't mean it wasn't. Critical thinking skills. They are very important.
"What you were trying to say is" = "I feel more confident arguing with a straw man of my own creation than having a real debate"
That's kinda sad and cowardly, don't you think, Dave?
You do try hard to look intellectual, I will give you that.
Keep trying. Once you get it down pat looking like one you may get serious and become one. That will require actually learning and understanding WTF you are talking about instead of trying to be glib.