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Discussion in 'Science and Religion' started by NewGuyOnTheBlock, Jul 31, 2019.

  1. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Wrong way round, human morality allowed civilisations to develop, civilisation gave rise to religion
     
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    To see a contradiction between faith and science is false, it assumes religion presents a version of outdated science, when in fact all too many people who claim a high level of knowledge in the field of science have little knowledge in Biblical faith beyond that of a child. Aquinas puts it that one should 'not try to defend the Christian faith with arguments that make it ridiculous, 'irrisio infidelium, the mockery of unbelievers, because they are in obvious contradiction with reason.'
     
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    Evidence please
     
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    Pointless
     
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    The decline in Western religion can be largely attributed to just one thing -
    wealth. You can't see church pedophiles impacting attendance graphs,
    and the basic science of evolution hasn't changed in 150 years.

    The bible doesn't engage questions of how things work. Galileo said
    "the bible tells us how to go to heaven, not how the heavens go."
     
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  6. mikkel_the_dane

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    Don't trigger me. :D Wait, you did it! ;)

    You don't hold reason over any other human. I accept that according to how you combine your accepted precepts, that religion does't make sense to you. But please don't project that onto other humans, because there is no single, universal, uniform or what ever version of reason or indeed accepted precepts.
    So if you want to give reason, logic, evidence and what not for that, I can already falsify that and here is the actual falsification: No! I can do it differently than you and we can both get away with be different in a limited sense.
     
  7. mikkel_the_dane

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    Yes, in some sense. But that this matters to you, is subjective to you and you don't speak for an "us", so keep me out of it.
     
  8. mikkel_the_dane

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    But being bs-exposer is not just science and it only matters to you, because it matters to you. I like my version of bs.
     
  9. mikkel_the_dane

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    The word "real" is not objective. It has no objective referent. You can't see it or any other version of external sensation. It is not perceptual and what not. It is a subjective belief in your head.
     
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    :confused: o_O :) Word salad - yum.
     
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  11. mikkel_the_dane

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    What does love have to do with science?
     
  12. mikkel_the_dane

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    Like your ability to reason.
    I accept that you use emotions, because that works for you, but that is not a reasoned argument.

    If that was so then "I love God" is a reasoned argument for the existence of God. If you want to argue in favor of reason, using emotions might not be the way to go.
     
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    No in no sense, the church makes profits from nearly everything because it has money invested in virtually everything.
     
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    Science matters to anyone.
    Science is the most efficient way of how we know and learn about the world around us.

    And that's not an opinion.
     
  15. mikkel_the_dane

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    Well, the church is not religion. It is a version of religion. But not my religion, but I get your point.
     
  16. TagliatelliMonster

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    The reference is empirical reality.
    You differentiate was is actually real and what not, by measuring or otherwise observing its manifestation in empirical reality in empirical ways.

    It's the only means we have to differentiate the real from the not-real.

    My keys being real, is not just my opinion.
     
  17. ChristineM

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    After you, you made the initial claim
     
  18. mikkel_the_dane

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    Well, if you mean hard science, soft science(including history), humanities, math and philosophy, then yes. But you are of another culture, so you use the word science differently and therefore you control the word. Well, you don't. Nor do I, I am just of another culture, when it comes to science.
    So relativism for the world :D
     
  19. mikkel_the_dane

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    Yes, it is. The word "real" has no objective referent.
     
  20. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Real : actually existing as a thing or occurring in fact; not imagined or supposed.

    I think the definition says it is completely objective
     
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