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    Re: Scientists May Have Found How Life Began

    Quote Originally Posted by Burning Giraffe View Post
    faith that the Earth is the center of the universe, or that the earth is flat, or that someone can gain magical powers, etc. Any faith in an objective reality can be tested and verified scientifically. It is only those theories and matters of faith that deal with the Metaphysical that cannot be scientifically tested.
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    Re: Scientists May Have Found How Life Began

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    And that's what it's all about isn't it?
    Not really

    Science can't explain away everything, but that doesn't matter to you.
    Has your job this week been particularly stressful?

    All I pointed out is that science and some religious interpretations don't mix.
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    Re: Scientists May Have Found How Life Began

    Be a hoot if during your lifetimes Science proved the Existence of God.

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    Re: Scientists May Have Found How Life Began

    Quote Originally Posted by Triad View Post
    Be a hoot if during your lifetimes Science proved the Existence of God.
    That will never happen.

    Luke 10:22": All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him.
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    Re: Scientists May Have Found How Life Began

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    That will never happen.
    You're quoting the Bible to predict the future?
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    Re: Scientists May Have Found How Life Began

    Quote Originally Posted by Triad View Post
    Be a hoot if during your lifetimes Science proved the Existence of God.
    As an atheist, I would love to see this happen. Maybe then I could wrap my head around the whole God concept.
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    Re: Scientists May Have Found How Life Began

    I don't believe in atheists.

    IMO they are just an agnostics who like the catchier word atheist.

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    Re: Scientists May Have Found How Life Began

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    You're quoting the Bible to predict the future?
    Actually, that is called prophecy.

    The book Daniel has two chapters in it (11 and 12) which some religious "practitioners" take out of context to make the claim that it is talking about the Antichrist. It is actually talking about the wars between Egypt's Ptolemaic Dynasty and the Seleucid Empire, which were 2 of the four kingdoms spun off after the Death of Alexander the Great. These 2 chapters are quite detailed in their descriptions of what happened. Here's the rub. The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago dated the Book of Daniel at about 500 BC, which is about 400 years before this all happened.

    As it turns out, while religion is not scientific, some things that have happened cannot be explained by science at all, and this especially applies to prophecy. When I say "prophecy", I don't mean the nut who claims that Jesus came down and fixed his flat tire because he prayed about it, but by actual predictions by Prophets that were borne out by future events. These cannot be explained away by science.
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    Re: Scientists May Have Found How Life Began

    Quote Originally Posted by Triad View Post
    I don't believe in atheists.

    IMO they are just an agnostics who like the catchier word atheist.
    Well, I hate to break it to you, but just because someone says they do not believe in something hardly makes it non-existent.

    Theism in the broadest sense is the belief in at least one [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deity"]deity[/ame].[1][2] In a more specific sense, theism refers to a particular doctrine concerning the nature of [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God"]God[/ame] and his relationship to the universe.[3]

    The prefix "a" means "not" or "without". Thus, someone without theistic beliefs is an atheist. Sorry to burst your bubble.
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    Re: Scientists May Have Found How Life Began

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Actually, that is called prophecy.

    The book Daniel has two chapters in it (11 and 12) which some religious "practitioners" take out of context to make the claim that it is talking about the Antichrist. It is actually talking about the wars between Egypt's Ptolemaic Dynasty and the Seleucid Empire, which were 2 of the four kingdoms spun off after the Death of Alexander the Great. These 2 chapters are quite detailed in their descriptions of what happened. Here's the rub. The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago dated the Book of Daniel at about 500 BC, which is about 400 years before this all happened.

    As it turns out, while religion is not scientific, some things that have happened cannot be explained by science at all, and this especially applies to prophecy. When I say "prophecy", I don't mean the nut who claims that Jesus came down and fixed his flat tire because he prayed about it, but by actual predictions by Prophets that were borne out by future events. These cannot be explained away by science.
    American's Bible quote cannot be proven or unproven at this point in time. Also, Luke, as far as I know, was never a prophet. Therefore, it is hardly useful in this discussion.
    Last edited by First Thought; 05-16-09 at 09:19 PM.
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