So apparently somebody said that there is a teapot currently orbiting the earth

“If I were to suggest that between the Earth and Mars there is a china teapot revolving about the sun in an elliptical orbit, nobody would be able to disprove my assertion provided I were careful to add that the teapot is too small to be revealed even by our most powerful telescopes. But if I were to go on to say that, since my assertion cannot be disproved, it is an intolerable presumption on the part of human reason to doubt it, I should rightly be thought to be talking nonsense. If, however, the existence of such a teapot were affirmed in ancient books, taught as the sacred truth every Sunday, and instilled into the minds of children at school, hesitation to believe in its existence would become a mark of eccentricity and entitle the doubter to the attentions of the psychiatrist in an enlightened age or of the Inquisitor in an earlier time.” – Bertrand Russel


Though it is a scientific satire, this theory created by Bertrand Russel in 1952 called the Russel’s Teapot theory captured an interesting distinction between the scientific world and religious world. for the time being i can’t even choose side for which i believe in, maybe there isn’t even a side. Maybe there is a separating line between the two, we won’t forever know. Again this is probably because i don’t truly understand science nor do i truly understand religion. But sometimes it is nice to just abandon the blatant support towards a certain believes and starts to open your mind up to a new possibilities. After all, human beings are forever cursed with wonderment without the ability to find pure truth, so why bet on only one horse?


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