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Featured Science In The Bible

Discussion in 'Science and Religion' started by tosca1, May 15, 2019.

  1. tosca1

    tosca1 Member

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    EH?

    Why does he have to know about Pangaea? Lol.

    He said something that....thousands of years later....turned out to be a good description of the infant earth!

    How did he know that - that would be the LOGICAL question!

    To say that he was the Jeanne Dixon of his time...... is a gross understatement!
     
  2. Dan From Smithville

    Dan From Smithville Well-Known Member
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    So you will selectively not respond to anything that you feel uncomfortable about being able to answer. That seems consistent.
     
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    Millions of years later.. 10s of millons of years. You are trying to pin down the details of a myth.
     
  4. Dan From Smithville

    Dan From Smithville Well-Known Member
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    Of course. It must now be made to seem that I am following you, though there is no indication of that. Since you will not be able to provide any meaningful response, you have to have something.

    Go ahead. It is the best you have.
     
  5. Dan From Smithville

    Dan From Smithville Well-Known Member
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    Using science, there is no principle or evidence that supports all living things being spoken into existence. Where is this connection with science that you are claiming is there? What is your point here in making these claims? Is this going somewhere are you just meandering around?
     
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    Yes, much of the Bible is very vague and can be reinterpreted after the fact to appear to match reality. You are cherry picking, the few verses that can roughly match up to reality while ignoring those that are refuted by what we can observe.
     
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    Then try not to make knew jerk posts.

    Can you explain how Genesis got so much wrong?
     
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  8. Dan From Smithville

    Dan From Smithville Well-Known Member
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    He thinks a lot of strange things and comes unglued when pressed about them.

    I do not think he even knows where he is going with this, given that he should have stopped at his opening statement that the Bible is not a science book.
     
  9. tosca1

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    This Day-Age Interpretation says.......

    THE BIBLE DESCRIBES THE CORRECT ORDER OF CREATION



    Day-Age interpretation means that each day in Genesis 1 is actually a long period of time during which God had created life.

    This interpretation of Genesis 1 is not figuratively in any way, and is astoundingly consistent with scientific findings/ theory. Read the article given below for the interpretation.


    Day-Age Genesis Interpretation
    Does Genesis One Conflict with Science? Day-Age Interpretation
     
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    Dan From Smithville Well-Known Member
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    My guess is that he will run out of here like he did the last time without presenting anything substantial.

    His main focus seems to be in finding some way to ridicule others, but he definitely does not like getting any of that back. Kind of thin-skinned for someone doing what he does.
     
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    Big deal. What is it supposed to mean?
     
  12. tosca1

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    If that's how you feel about me and my posts - why do you persist to enter my threads?
    And, you only do personal attacks.

    Are you trying to intimidate me from posting things that do not meet your approval?
    Do I need your approval?

    If you don't like what you read from me - then, don't follow me around.
    I'm not tricking you into coming to my thread - the title says it plainly!
     
  13. Dan From Smithville

    Dan From Smithville Well-Known Member
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    I see. You are saying that the writers of the Bible had no clue about the subjects they wrote about. That is a pretty sweeping statement with a lot of implications in religion.
     
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    Nope, plants before the Sun, how does that work?
     
  15. Dan From Smithville

    Dan From Smithville Well-Known Member
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    I have no opinion regarding your pots.

    Are you trying to suppress my freedom of speech?

    I leave the intimidation to you. Poor as your attempts are, they are amusing.
     
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    It would be nice if you could learn from your mistakes.
     
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    Would you care providing answers to my questions and those of others.

    What is the point you are trying to make, given that you started off by saying the Bible is not a science book? How have you determined that your interpretation and cherry picking is so reliably linked to later discoveries about the world that were carried out using the methods of science?
     
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    It would not be as funny though.
     
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    In a sense, parts of the Bible might be understood as 'science' - being, as some of it is, based on observation. But you can't confuse its misunderstandings for modern scientific ideas. It simply doesn't work. Genesis 1 is probably allegorical - its a story meant to reinforce the idea of a creator God - not a blow by blow narrative of what God actually did. Any perceived correspondence with scientific fact as we now understand it is entirely coincidental and accidental to the purpose of the writer. On the other hand, I do think we can still learn some things that are kind of scientific from a careful reading and interpretation. Let me give an example.

    One of the laws in the OT forbids the eating of pork - the pig is declared an unclean animal - fit neither for sacrifice nor human consumption. On the face of it that seems arbitrary - although some have argued it was because God knew better than humans about the health risks associated with eating improperly prepared and cooked pork. But there is a more obvious (if we think carefully enough about it) reason why a blanket ban on pork consumption would have been beneficial in a middle eastern agricultural society in the iron age.

    The Israelites raised animals that were “chewers of the cud”, most probably because these animals fed on grass and did not compete for the same food as humans.

    Pigs are, in fact, much more efficient at turning vegetation into protein-rich meat than cows, sheep or goats. But in time of famine, societies that depended on pork for protein would have found themselves in a difficult dilemma. Feed themselves and face a shortage of meat long after the crops recover or feed the pigs and risk malnutrition or starvation themselves. (Compare Luke 15:14-16)

    The author of Leviticus may also have observed how poor humans are at controlling their appetites (Ecclesiastes 6:7, 9). Once the taste for a certain kind of food had been kindled, it would have been very difficult to quell. In the light of these observations, a blanket ban was probably the most effective option to protect the long-term nutritional interests of the group.

    So in a sense, the prohibition on eating (and sacrificing) pigs might very well have been 'scientific' (based on observation of nature) - but it was iron-age 'science', not science as we know it today - and its findings were enforced religiously - you'd never get away with that in the modern world - if we did there'd be no tobacco consumption, no cars, far more trees and considerably fewer cows. But there's nothing about any of that in the Bible.
     
  20. tosca1

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    Lol. Whether it's a myth or not, is not the point.

    The point is the Book still got several things consistent with, or confirmed by science - Thousands of years later. Not millions!

    We're talking about the Bible- the Book!
    Without it, how would I know that there was even an Abraham who said all those things?
     
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