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    Re: In the US: Is the debate on evolution between scientists and the religious?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I'm not particularly concerned with whether or not they are objectively, actually real.
    If thats the case then I'm done.

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    Re: In the US: Is the debate on evolution between scientists and the religious?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anarcho-fascist View Post
    If thats the case then I'm done.
    Yeah, it's kind of sad to deal with people who aren't at all concerned whether what they allow into their heads is real. Fantasy is all that matters, so long as it gives them an emotional ego stroking.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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    Re: In the US: Is the debate on evolution between scientists and the religious?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anarcho-fascist View Post
    If thats the case then I'm done.
    Well, that's the case. I view the world from a fundamentally Functionalist perspective.

    At the very least, you're a good man for not trying to beat a dead horse.

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    Re: In the US: Is the debate on evolution between scientists and the religious?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Yeah, it's kind of sad to deal with people who aren't at all concerned whether what they allow into their heads is real. Fantasy is all that matters, so long as it gives them an emotional ego stroking.

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    Re: In the US: Is the debate on evolution between scientists and the religious?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Yeah, it's kind of sad to deal with people who aren't at all concerned whether what they allow into their heads is real. Fantasy is all that matters, so long as it gives them an emotional ego stroking.
    This, I think, is a stark difference between theists and non-theists. Not all, obviously, but some. Most agnostic types based their belief on what they observe. Wherever the facts lead, they will go. It has nothing to do with what they prefer the truth to be, only with what it is. If there was strong evidence of god, they would pack the churches. But there isn't, so they don't. I could never argue with someone who actually had a rational basis for their outlook, no matter what it was.

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    Re: In the US: Is the debate on evolution between scientists and the religious?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Well, that's the case. I view the world from a fundamentally Functionalist perspective.

    At the very least, you're a good man for not trying to beat a dead horse.
    Yes, so do I.

    That's as opposed to a fundamentally fictionalist perspective, as in, people who chose fantasy over fact.
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    Re: In the US: Is the debate on evolution between scientists and the religious?

    Quote Originally Posted by iamitter View Post
    Mathematical proofs are as close to absolute certainty as we get. For example, the mathematical representation of gravity is "proven" more than the actual thing we call gravity.
    "Gravity" isn't proven via mathematics. Gravity--the phenomenon that things fall downwards--is a fact. The "theory of gravitation" isn't "proven" with mathematics. The theory of gravitation is a theory that claims (in general) that objects accelerate at a particular speed when dropped. The theory can be represented by a particular mathematical formula. Experiments strongly support this theory because the test data conforms to its predictions.

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    The theory of gravitation is not "proven". It is strongly supported by experimentation.

    Quote Originally Posted by iamitter View Post
    Mathematical proofs are about as close to fact as can possibly be shown by science..... Mathematical proofs are as close to absolute certainty as we get.
    You keep comparing and contrasting things in manners that they can't be compared to one another and its just weird and wrong. It just makes your statements gobbledygook.

    Its probably because you use explain things using colloquial terms, especially when discussing technical items. This causes confusion.
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    Re: In the US: Is the debate on evolution between scientists and the religious?

    Quote Originally Posted by scourge99 View Post
    "Gravity" isn't proven via mathematics. Gravity--the phenomenon that things fall downwards--is a fact. The "theory of gravitation" isn't "proven" with mathematics. The theory of gravitation is a theory that claims (in general) that objects accelerate at a particular speed when dropped. The theory can be represented by a particular mathematical formula. Experiments strongly support this theory because the test data conforms to its predictions.

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    The theory of gravitation is not "proven". It is strongly supported by experimentation.

    You keep comparing and contrasting things in manners that they can't be compared to one another and its just weird and wrong. It just makes your statements gobbledygook.

    Its probably because you use explain things using colloquial terms, especially when discussing technical items. This causes confusion.
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    Re: In the US: Is the debate on evolution between scientists and the religious?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    In the way that gravity is not a thing, let alone a person, but a force which moves objects, that is how I view God.
    God is gravity.

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    Re: In the US: Is the debate on evolution between scientists and the religious?

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    God is gravity.
    Well the idea of God is certainly a force that moves minds.

    The typical atheist demand for proof of God is like some young earth creationist demanding samples of dark matter or gravity therefore doesn't exist.
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