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    Re: Bill Nye the Science Guy to debate Creation museum founder Ken Ham[W:164]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    It does have effects, particularly notable in ground state energies of atoms where the lamb shift is relatively "stronger". It can very well have an effect on expansion given a vacuum bubble being the cause of the big bang. But none of this is contradictory to anything I said.

    You stated this:
    "A vacuum is merely nothing. If nothing exists then there is your vacuum. It's banal platitude to query the vacuum."

    And I stated that vacuum isn't nothing, it has energy, it effects our universe - it is postulated that it played an important role in the early stages of our Universe creation and still has. It isn't "nothing".

    Hence like I said in the beginning, an educated creationist would simply ask "Where did vacuum come from?" or for instance "Why it has the properties that it has and not others?", simply answering with "The unc. principle dictates that it is and always was", wouldn't be an adequate answer.

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    Re: Bill Nye the Science Guy to debate Creation museum founder Ken Ham[W:164]

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Only in your fantasies, champ. Only in your fantasies.
    Show me what's wrong about it? Faith does not require proof, science does. Science cannot prove it's theory if the creation of the universe but Creation doesn't need to as it's based on Faith.

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    Re: Bill Nye the Science Guy to debate Creation museum founder Ken Ham[W:164]

    Quote Originally Posted by Fallenangel View Post
    You stated this:
    "A vacuum is merely nothing. If nothing exists then there is your vacuum. It's banal platitude to query the vacuum."

    And I stated that vacuum isn't nothing, it has energy, it effects our universe - it is postulated that it played an important role in the early stages of our Universe creation and still has. It isn't "nothing".

    Hence like I said in the beginning, an educated creationist would simply ask "Where did vacuum come from?" or for instance "Why it has the properties that it has and not others?", simply answering with "The unc. principle dictates that it is and always was", wouldn't be an adequate answer.

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    You seem to not understand. Does vacuum innately have energy? Not without gravity or uncertainty. Vacuum doesn't create energy, uncertainty creates what we call vacuum energy. So long as there is uncertainty, there is vacuum energy. And "educated" creationist could ask where the vacuum comes from, but they merely demonstrate a lack of understanding of higher level physics. Which is fine, many people don't quite get it.
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    Re: Bill Nye the Science Guy to debate Creation museum founder Ken Ham[W:164]

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Show me what's wrong about it? Faith does not require proof, science does. Science cannot prove it's theory if the creation of the universe but Creation doesn't need to as it's based on Faith.
    Here's what's wrong with it:

    1)You don't know what evolution is so you're not qualified to say where evolution is or isn't proven.
    2)If the debate were merely between a position of faith and one of science, then you might have a point. However, it's far from that innocuous as those in favor of creationism want it taught as a valid scientific theory alongside evolution in science classes. This is the prize that creationists are striving for, so they really do in fact have to show that creationism has a legitimate place in science, not merely that it's based on faith, and that is why your scenario is a fantasy.

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    Re: Bill Nye the Science Guy to debate Creation museum founder Ken Ham[W:164]

    Quote Originally Posted by Fallenangel View Post
    You and I know that vacuum isn't "nothing" - at least not in a complete "nothingness" sense of the word as non science related people mean and understand it.

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    This is actually something I've always struggled with. I read Krauss A Universe from Nothing and while brilliant (like himself) I remain unconvinced that a dodgy word game isn't being played when talking about things like 'nothing' or 'before time'. Obviously these things conform to scientific definitions but they don't seem to meet the definitions as I or another layperson would colloquially understand them to mean. It's possible I'm just not getting it but I suspect that isn't the case. I should mention that this does nothing to alter my perspectives on creationism or the divine, or rather the lack thereof.

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    Re: Bill Nye the Science Guy to debate Creation museum founder Ken Ham[W:164]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    You seem to not understand. Does vacuum innately have energy? Not without gravity or uncertainty. Vacuum doesn't create energy, uncertainty creates what we call vacuum energy. So long as there is uncertainty, there is vacuum energy. And "educated" creationist could ask where the vacuum comes from, but they merely demonstrate a lack of understanding of higher level physics. Which is fine, many people don't quite get it.
    As long as there the unc. principle is universally true vacuum has energy, meaning that it has properties, etc;
    a. This means that it isn't "nothing" as you defined it previously.
    b. The mechanism to why exactly it has energy can not be simply answered with "Because of the unc. principle and it always has" - mostly because we do not fully understand this mechanism till this day.
    c. The following creationist question would be "Where it came from? (i.e the unc. principle) and "Why it acts the way it is and not in other ways?"

    You see, eventually we get to a point where one would need to answer questions regarding the basic laws that govern the quantum world which probably "sparked" our Universe into existence, and so far we do not fully understand them, and can not be sure of why they appear exactly as they are. (It might be that there are other universes with different vacuum properties, energy and etc.)

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    Re: Bill Nye the Science Guy to debate Creation museum founder Ken Ham[W:164]

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    This is actually something I've always struggled with. I read Krauss A Universe from Nothing and while brilliant (like himself) I remain unconvinced that a dodgy word game isn't being played when talking about things like 'nothing' or 'before time'. Obviously these things conform to scientific definitions but they don't seem to meet the definitions as I or another layperson would colloquially understand them to mean. It's possible I'm just not getting it but I suspect that isn't the case. I should mention that this does nothing to alter my perspectives on creationism or the divine, or rather the lack thereof.
    Don't worry. There are probably only few hundred people on our planet, that can actually get it on a proper level and conduct a meaningful conversation on the subject - unfortunately I'm not one of them...well yet

    If you have the time, try watching the videos I posted on the previous page, they are done by my uni. professors and in my opinion give a nice explanation about vacuum, uncertainty, etc.



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    Re: Bill Nye the Science Guy to debate Creation museum founder Ken Ham[W:164]

    There are always competing theories in science. There are competing theories and hypotheses involving concepts like plate tectonics, the extinction of the dinosaurs, how the rings of Jupiter were formed, etc.

    Science is actually about exchanging ideas within the fundamental methodology of science, and improving our testing of theories and our overall knowledge and understanding of the world.

    You're making yourself out as somebody who takes the entire field of science as BS, and somebody who doesn't understand how science improves your life.


    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Right....the 'Now' theory.

    Whats funny to me is people that get their faith and belief system from Google and competing theories composed by others then ridiculing others for a belief system. And I mean that just as it is written. Its FUNNY to me to see condescending people that have never done a days research themselves, read theories and articles and research done by others and promote that as their own version of faith...but a superior faith because...while those theories are often proven wrong or at LEAST cant be proven right, they are based on 'science'.

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    Re: Bill Nye the Science Guy to debate Creation museum founder Ken Ham[W:164]

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    There are always competing theories in science. There are competing theories and hypotheses involving concepts like plate tectonics, the extinction of the dinosaurs, how the rings of Jupiter were formed, etc.

    Science is actually about exchanging ideas within the fundamental methodology of science, and improving our testing of theories and our overall knowledge and understanding of the world.

    You're making yourself out as somebody who takes the entire field of science as BS, and somebody who doesn't understand how science improves your life.
    odd considering that I have repeatedly stated my respect for science and the discovery process. Perhaps it's not a question of me making myself out to be anything it rather you wanting it to be the case.

    Which theory do you out YOUR faith in. Perhaps you can offer the settled science that explains the existence of and origins of the cosmos. Which other persons work do you hold as the answer?

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    Re: Bill Nye the Science Guy to debate Creation museum founder Ken Ham[W:164]

    Science has never disproved God, and it probably never will... unless you are a faith-based person and base the existence of God on things like; the world has to be flat, the world has to be stationary and not revolve, the Sun the Moon and the stars are moving, dinosaur bones are an atheist conspirarcy, evolution is a lie, etc.

    Science is not your enemy. Its sad to see people uncomfortable with their children learning science. If you take a science class and then start to question God, then sit down and work that out with yourself. Perhaps you were just basing the existence of God on a faulty assumption and misunderstanding you had about the world or universe. Just because science says you're wrong about the world being flat, it doesn't mean there's no God.

    Science isn't out to to prove God doesn't exist, so don't get angry about science and scientific theory. Don't expect to hear God mentioned in theories. Its not a conspiracy.



    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Im waiting for you to state definitively that without question, the science is settled and you know of the origins of the cosmos including the origins of the photons (which ALSO includes the origins of whatever MADE them).

    All you have done is Googled and posted articles, many of them competing and disagreeing with each other, that offer theories into what MAY have happened. My point is not that the religious faith based foundation that there is a God and that God somehow made all this happen is 'right'...only that you and people like you speak derisively of faith based individuals while you desperately Google articles to give you your own version of faith and knowledge, then offer up competing 'theories' as your 'proof' are no different. Unless someone actually has proof they do not know (religious or science based), they 'believe'. They theorize. And worse...some cling to someone ELSES theory and belief.

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