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by Morny
Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:31 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Through the Lens: Evolution, "What About Transitional Forms?
Replies: 249
Views: 29875

Re: Through the Lens: Evolution, "What About Transitional Fo

While you're add it, since you seem to know better why not place some of your own beliefs on the table to do with reality? I've got a thread just for that, and would be interested to hear your own views on many issues if you're happy to provide them. As a relevant comment to this "fossils" topic, I...
by Morny
Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Through the Lens: Evolution, "What About Transitional Forms?
Replies: 249
Views: 29875

Re: Through the Lens: Evolution, "What About Transitional Fo

I would say atheists can be moral, there's no question about that. The problem is they have no basis on which they can account for this sense of morality, other than perhaps the golden rule. And we know how well the GR has worked out. First, FL slams "Scientific American", http://discussions.godand...
by Morny
Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Through the Lens: Evolution, "What About Transitional Forms?
Replies: 249
Views: 29875

Re: Through the Lens: Evolution, "What About Transitional Fo

Further, I've been around enough Christians to know that what I have phenomenally experienced of God's presence, looks to be very similar to others. Poindexter sincerely assures you that aliens have abducted and probed him. Poindexter knows others who are also sincere and sure of their remarkably s...
by Morny
Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Through the Lens: Evolution, "What About Transitional Forms?
Replies: 249
Views: 29875

Re: Through the Lens: Evolution, "What About Transitional Fo

Then, I leafed through Scientific American but couldn't understand anything apart from the advertisements. Both magazines seemed so pointless to me and I was sorry that I had spent so much of my time reading them in the past. Ouch! Really? Even my stalwart Scientific American is a target? That hurt...
by Morny
Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:39 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Through the Lens: Evolution, "What About Transitional Forms?
Replies: 249
Views: 29875

Re: Through the Lens: Evolution, "What About Transitional Fo

Ooops. I didn't notice the recent postings after your 1st question about MN. Sorry about that! Either of your wiki references seems OK as a starting point for defining "methodological naturalism". So for now lets go with the wikipedia definition that you've opted for. So then, what would be some exa...
by Morny
Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:03 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Through the Lens: Evolution, "What About Transitional Forms?
Replies: 249
Views: 29875

Re: Through the Lens: Evolution, "What About Transitional Fo

Question: Can Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) be performed purely using Methodological Naturalism to determine what actually happened? Why or why not? Yes, effective CSI units provisionally exclude metaphysics and the supernatural, leaving just methodological naturalism. Always works for the TV sho...
by Morny
Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:49 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Through the Lens: Evolution, "What About Transitional Forms?
Replies: 249
Views: 29875

Re: Through the Lens: Evolution, "What About Transitional Fo

PerciFlage wrote:...
Yes, what PerciFlage just said!

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by Morny
Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Through the Lens: Evolution, "What About Transitional Forms?
Replies: 249
Views: 29875

Re: Through the Lens: Evolution, "What About Transitional Fo

... Another nice post. A good summary of God vs. design vs. philosophical naturalism for everyone to understand. I do not hold to philosophical naturalism, so much of your discussion doesn't apply to me, or for most scientists, as far as I can tell. As I said before, a provisional assumption of met...
by Morny
Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Through the Lens: Evolution, "What About Transitional Forms?
Replies: 249
Views: 29875

Re: Through the Lens: Evolution, "What About Transitional Fo

jlay wrote:Focus? What could be more focused than simply providing a slam dunk for Darwinism. A quadraped with a fluke would end the discussion.
Hmmm... Like trying to herd a cat.
by Morny
Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Through the Lens: Evolution, "What About Transitional Forms?
Replies: 249
Views: 29875

Re: Through the Lens: Evolution, "What About Transitional Fo

Even if all the assumptions about the age of these were true, we have no evidence that any of the fossils are related directly to each other. My answer is no. It's pretty simple. Thank you for your opinions on my question about weighing evidence on a specific claim. My opinion is that the reasonabl...
by Morny
Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Through the Lens: Evolution, "What About Transitional Forms?
Replies: 249
Views: 29875

Re: Through the Lens: Evolution, "What About Transitional Fo

You only need to know that dolphin evolution says that a 50 million year old wolf-life mammal is the ancestor of dolphins. For obvious reasons creationists and evolutionists alike rightly and regularly ask for intermediate fossils. Are these time-ordered fossils reasonable intermediates supporting ...
by Morny
Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:18 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Through the Lens: Evolution, "What About Transitional Forms?
Replies: 249
Views: 29875

Re: Through the Lens: Evolution, "What About Transitional Fo

Morny wrote: The picture shows just a few time-ordered fossil transitions from terrestrial mammals to dolphins. Scientists do not say such fossil data, by itself, "proves" evolution, but do say this evidence is at least consistent with dolphin evolution. You would say the same thing. Yes? The quest...
by Morny
Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Through the Lens: Evolution, "What About Transitional Forms?
Replies: 249
Views: 29875

Re: Through the Lens: Evolution, "What About Transitional Fo

What if I show you 20 date-ordered fossils, which form a "movie" morphing a wolf-life mammal into a dolphin. Would those fossils be consistent with the proposed dolphin ancestry? Wow? You have a transitional quadraped mammal, with a fully formed fluke? Please, do share Focus please. To keep the dis...
by Morny
Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Through the Lens: Evolution, "What About Transitional Forms?
Replies: 249
Views: 29875

Re: Through the Lens: Evolution, "What About Transitional Fo

How does judging evidence about a theory require belief in the theory? You have to take many things on faith when you view fossils as evidence for evolution. First, they rarely find a complete, or nearly complete skeleton. Mistakes and forgeries have been made using a few bones and a lot of imagina...
by Morny
Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Through the Lens: Evolution, "What About Transitional Forms?
Replies: 249
Views: 29875

Re: Through the Lens: Evolution, "What About Transitional Fo

I'm kind of thinking that ... An excellent post covering the issues, and worthy of a re-read. Clarifying just a couple points relating to my post ... There needs to be an objective, unambiguous method for identifying which similarities truly are homologies rather than analogies. Yes! Alas, such an ...