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Author Topic:   Is science a religion?
RickJB
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Message 101 of 295 (310799)
05-10-2006 4:40 PM
Reply to: Message 93 by brianforbes
05-10-2006 4:22 PM


brianforbes writes:
Because the evolutionists defined the debate and gathered the evidence, we can’t know if the evidence is tainted or not.
So evolutionary science is one big conspiracy against the religious, did I read you correctly?
Are you kidding?! Literally hundreds of thousands of scientists from varying cultures and faiths over 150 years have worked on evolution and still the theory stands. This is because it has stood up to every experimental challenge thrown at it and has been used to make strong predictions in other fields such as virology and paleontology.
Science is not religion because it makes clear predictions and relies on empirical evidence.
Argue with this if you choose, but as you type your reply remember that the computer on which you are typing works thanks to evidence gathered and predictions made by scientists about the nature of electromagnetism. Are computers also a conspiracy of some kind?
Belief alone won't make your computer work!
This message has been edited by RickJB, 05-10-2006 04:42 PM

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RickJB
Member (Idle past 5108 days)
Posts: 917
From: London, UK
Joined: 04-14-2006


Message 120 of 295 (310936)
05-11-2006 3:58 AM
Reply to: Message 103 by brianforbes
05-10-2006 4:50 PM


Re: conspiracy
brianforbes writes:
You can't tell me the meaning of life.
So what? No one can.
brianforbes writes:
...so until you give me a good answer of why we exist in the first place, I have to adopt another theory.
Evolution says nothing about the meaning of life because that isn't it's intention. It just seeks to explain how it developed.
brianforbes writes:
I don't believe computers contradict any religious dogma I've ever heard.
So the science of electromagnetism is okay because it doesn't clash with your religious beliefs? Thing is, electromagnetism a product of the same scientific "conspiracy" that produced evolutionary theory. You seem to want to have it both ways...
brianforbes writes:
"Science is not religion because it makes clear predictions and relies on empirical evidence."
That's a religious assertion.
Wrong. I don't need faith to assert the reality of science - I can see, observe and predict it. Can you observe or predict God?
Or to turn the question around, can your belief pump electrons around the 1,000,000+ transistors your computer's microprocessor?
brianforbes writes:
Oh ya, you’re Evolutionists, so you don’t know about ethics . at least you don’t have a basis for them/
That's a playground assertion:-
1. Ethics and religion do not go hand in hand.
2. You seem to be childishly ignorant of the fact the many scientists have very deep religious faith. Their faith identifies science (including evolution) as part of God's creation. It's a big universe out there - why must we selfishly assume that humanity is central to God's plan?
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