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by Morny
Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Multiverse- A replacement for God
Replies: 30
Views: 4751

Re: Multiverse- A replacement for God

Many atheists I know, believe in ghosts, spirits, conscience after death, karma, telepathy, homeopathy, astrology, aliens etc... while I agree that number of people do reject scientific findings, I also think that to associate this number directly to a certain religious community is wrong. Many in ...
by Morny
Fri Jun 06, 2014 5:35 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Multiverse- A replacement for God
Replies: 30
Views: 4751

Re: Multiverse- A replacement for God

When you say "people", which people are you talking about? The majority of people I know either accept scientific discoveries or simply are indifferent towards them. It's rare that I run into people who reject the current scientific theories and the ones that I do reject it purely on their narrow i...
by Morny
Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Multiverse- A replacement for God
Replies: 30
Views: 4751

Re: Multiverse- A replacement for God

What are you saying? People don't even believe scientists on topics (see list) with massive supporting evidence. So what makes the Huffington Post author, or anyone else, think that scientists' obviously speculative musings on the universe's ultimate questions in the popular press is going to "repl...
by Morny
Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:55 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Multiverse- A replacement for God
Replies: 30
Views: 4751

Re: Multiverse- A replacement for God

I liked the ending summary There is absolutely nothing wrong with speculation in physics -- and the correct theories are eventually confirmed by experiment and observation. But it is definitely wrong -- misleading and dishonest -- to preach to an unsuspecting public, mostly uninitiated in science, ...
by Morny
Tue May 20, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Another evolutionary icon bites the dust
Replies: 7
Views: 1592

Re: Another evolutionary icon bites the dust

... PeteSinCA, Organizing organisms by a panoply of traits forms only one reasonable nested hierarchy. The leaves (organisms) on the tree (of life), grouped by branch and stem, form the nested hierarchy. Evolution, using only the assumptions of a common ancestor, variation, and bifurcating descent,...
by Morny
Tue May 20, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Another evolutionary icon bites the dust
Replies: 7
Views: 1592

Re: Another evolutionary icon bites the dust

No surprises here. Stu, In one of his lectures, (medical) Dr. Werner, who seems to be a YEC, claimed that geologists say that some polystrate trees stand vertically within rock layers that span millions of years. In my conversation with him afterward, I asked which geologist(s) made such an extraor...
by Morny
Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:40 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Christianity and Evolution
Replies: 16
Views: 2026

Re: Christianity and Evolution

Morny wrote: Thank you for correcting your statement to say _stellar_ evolution. Evolution and stellar evolution are different areas of scientific research. I didn't correct my statement. I just specified what type of evolution I was referring to. Stellar evolution is a kind of evolution. Certainly...
by Morny
Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Christianity and Evolution
Replies: 16
Views: 2026

Re: Christianity and Evolution

Neither the fact of evolution nor the theory of evolution says the universe is 13.7 billion years old. Astrophysics/cosmology estimates the universe's age. In general, Stellar evolutionists(see the word evolution there?) find the age of the universe to be 13.7 billion years old. y[-( Thank you for ...
by Morny
Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:02 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Christianity and Evolution
Replies: 16
Views: 2026

Re: Christianity and Evolution

What does the word "Theory" mean in the phrase "Theory of Evoloution?" A scientific theory is a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world that is acquired through the scientific method, and repeatedly confirmed through observation and experimentation. How long ago was the u...
by Morny
Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Article on chimp and human dna
Replies: 37
Views: 6335

Re: Article on chimp and human dna

Philip wrote:jlay and others using philosophy/logic terminology - I think it would be extremely useful for you (as did jlay here) to explain what such terms mean. Many may be unclear on their meaning/insertions in some posts.
Fair criticism. Which terms, which I may have used, aren't trivially found online?
by Morny
Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Article on chimp and human dna
Replies: 37
Views: 6335

Re: Article on chimp and human dna

jlay: Remember, NONE of this was observed. So what? Every day all of us, including scientists, juries, doctors, and biologists, make useful (and often life-saving) inferences based on evidence from unobserved events. The so what, is that the scientific method does not work like that. Please tell sc...
by Morny
Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Article on chimp and human dna
Replies: 37
Views: 6335

Re: Article on chimp and human dna

Byblos: The point is this: The scientific claim is that the chromosome 2 fusion in humans is an indication of common ancestry between chimps and humans. Yes, one of many indications, but an extremely important indication. For some time, scientists had known that chimps (and gorillas and orangutans)...
by Morny
Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:55 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Article on chimp and human dna
Replies: 37
Views: 6335

Re: Article on chimp and human dna

Morny, The problem, as is so often the case, is that those color graphics are NOT evidence. Remember, NONE of this was observed. And it is evident that the author of the article views the graphs as actual evidence, as do you. Again, question begging. Cool magic trick! Just a wave of the hand, some ...
by Morny
Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Bill Nye to Debate Ken Ham on Creationism/Creation Science
Replies: 15
Views: 3426

Re: Bill Nye to Debate Ken Ham on Creationism/Creation Scien

I think the only point that Bill Nye is making here is simply that the Bible is not useful for discovering science. Science is a lot harder than reading a 2000 year old book with 21st century 20-20 hindsight. Neil deGrasse Tyson expresses the same idea in a more pragmatic way: Believe me, if the Bi...
by Morny
Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Article on chimp and human dna
Replies: 37
Views: 6335

Re: Article on chimp and human dna

Morny, The problem, as is so often the case, is that those color graphics are NOT evidence. Remember, NONE of this was observed. And it is evident that the author of the article views the graphs as actual evidence, as do you. Again, question begging. Cool magic trick! Just a wave of the hand, some ...