Thursday, March 01, 2007

Science Cannot Make Claim That God Didn't Create the Earth!

If science by definition, cannot posit the existence of a supernatural force, then science cannot be used to prove the absence of a supernatural force. For instance, if I determine a priori that no matter what I observe, I shall never observe X, I cannot then turn around and argue, "Ah ha! In all of my research I have never observed X, so I have now proven that X does not exist."

That's it. Case closed. Since creationisn and religion make no claims, science cannot refute those claims that were never made.

"We're gonna make darn sure that no one on our side of salvation ever claims anything." Remarked Dean Thoroughby of the anti-discovery institute. "If we just sit down and shut up, they're gonna have to do the same."

"They walk around so High and mighty saying that god didn't make the earth. Were they there? Huh?"


fOz said...

I truly believe the issue is not whether or not we could prove or disprove God it is the fact that most people do not want to believe that they WILL be held accountable for their actions, lifestyle choices, and morality.

really pissed off said...

I don't know. That's an interesting point. Do I care if someone judges me after I die? Well, I understand the point of view of someone who might care. Say, I fantasized about homosexual relations with my college roommate or maybe worshiped a false idol (porcelein god comes to mind), or coveted or even nailed my neigbor's wife; say I decided to take mind altering chemicals just for fun. What would I say when I was sitting in the waters above the firmament, asking st. peter's forgiveness?

"Hey Pete, c'mon. It was just a little sex with a goat. The goat didn't mind."

Wait, if we don't have to prove or disprove god then we don't have to worry about whether we will be judged either, right? Wrong. We are judged right here on Earth in the county, municipal, state, federal and supreme courts. We develop longstanding freindships based on judgement. We are judged in the court of public opinion. If we consistently make claims that are easily proven false as many followers of most religions do, then we should be judged as ignorant at the very least.

BWE said...

I certainly don't want to believe that I will be judged for my actions. How'd you know about that goat?