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fallacycop
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Message 228 of 295 (311774)
05-14-2006 4:08 PM
Reply to: Message 225 by brianforbes
05-14-2006 3:24 PM


Re: Misunderstandings
brianforbes writes:
I don't care if I've been "lied to". In case you didn't notice, I'm not using the evidence you all use to determine the truth of evolution. I come at it using a different method. A good 3/4 of what I've written was not told to me by anyone, at least not that I remember. I made it up. It's common sense! It's not that I couldn't use the evidence you all use, but I've admitted over and over that if I did, this debate would be lost. The best I can do is assert that the evidence is skewed in light of what believing the evidence would mean.
There it is, in a nutshell, the reason why your opinion about the truthfullness of evolution is irelevant to the debate. As you stated above, you do not rely in the evidence. Instead, you rely on something else that you state to be common sense. The advaces of the understanding of how the world works that happened in the last few centuries have shown that common sense is not a very reliable way to find out the truth. In fact, I would say that, by stating that you got to your conclusions through common sense, you are actually weakening your point, not strenghtenning.

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fallacycop
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Message 260 of 295 (313054)
05-18-2006 2:20 AM
Reply to: Message 248 by romajc
05-16-2006 1:28 AM


Common Sense
romajc writes:
I don't look to science for my beliefs. I look towards what I feel is common sense and reasonable.
Common sense is very unreliable to tell truth from fiction. That's why the scientific method was created to begin with. I actually think that by stating that you base your beliefs in common sense you are weakening whatever point you are trying to make.

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