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Valjean's Recent Activity

  1. Valjean replied to the thread Why are some religious people "afraid" of science?.

    Can not and will not? Science would love to study deities, it's just that none have been detected; no evidence of any has been found....

    May 18, 2021 at 3:34 AM
  2. Valjean replied to the thread Why are some religious people "afraid" of science?.

    Metaphysical and inward, true -- but not "science." It may be consistent with science, in some respects; it may posit some accepted...

    May 18, 2021 at 1:08 AM
  3. Valjean replied to the thread Escalation.

    Both sides are behaving badly, perpetuating the situation. and now escalating the conflict.

    May 18, 2021 at 12:48 AM
  4. Valjean replied to the thread Why are some religious people "afraid" of science?.

    You may be right. We'll always have to be on our guard. Meanwhile, progressive social policies and security have seriously diminished...

    May 18, 2021 at 12:39 AM
  5. Valjean replied to the thread Why are some religious people "afraid" of science?.

    Maybe -- but what investigational modalities does Sufism recommend? Does the investigation produce measurable, repeatable, falsifiable...

    May 18, 2021 at 12:27 AM
  6. Valjean replied to the thread Why are some religious people "afraid" of science?.

    Not to mention terror of retribution by threatened people.

    May 18, 2021 at 12:17 AM
  7. Valjean replied to the thread Why are some religious people "afraid" of science?.

    Let's see... the same things that have happened before when faith feels threatened: persecution, suppression, crucifxions, burnings,...

    May 18, 2021 at 12:04 AM
  8. Valjean replied to the thread Why are some religious people "afraid" of science?.

    Science is skeptical, rational, and intellectually rigorous. It's evidence based, encourages testing, and discards that which is found...

    May 17, 2021 at 11:42 PM
  9. Valjean replied to the thread Science and hell.

    Science doesn't say there can't be a God, it says that there's no evidence of one, as yet. That's how science works, it withholds belief...

    May 17, 2021 at 11:04 PM
  10. Valjean liked Dan From Smithville's post in the thread Science and hell.

    Science assumes neither atheism, deism nor anything remotely like that. Some scientists surely assume one or another of many...

    May 17, 2021 at 11:01 PM
  11. Valjean replied to the thread Science and hell.

    No, science does not deny God's influence, that would presume God. Science does not presume God. "Dirty?" How so? Science -- 'knowledge'...

    May 17, 2021 at 10:51 PM
  12. Valjean liked Dan From Smithville's post in the thread Science and hell.

    There is no assumption of the absence of God in science. A basic assumption of science is that natural causes explain natural events....

    May 17, 2021 at 10:46 PM
  13. Valjean rated Jose Fly's post Winner in the thread College students leaving religion: It's not "the science", it's "science".

    A common explanation for why US college students have been leaving Christianity is to attribute it to them taking biology, genetics,...

    May 17, 2021 at 4:37 PM
  14. Valjean replied to the thread Adam and Eve.

    You expect the laws of physics to change capriciously. You expect rocks to float into the air, water to explode and burn, the seasons to...

    May 17, 2021 at 4:24 PM
  15. Valjean liked Subduction Zone's post in the thread Adam and Eve.

    It is not an assumption. It is a conclusion. It happened the same last year, the year before that, in fact varves have been...

    May 17, 2021 at 4:04 PM