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by Morny
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: The Strongest Argument for God
Replies: 245
Views: 18389

Re: The Strongest Argument for God

It would be like me disagreeing with evolution because I don't see any real-time evolution happening. The disagreement shows ignorance of the actual argument ( since evolution isn't observed happening in real-time). Eh? Evolution in real time Literally, a textbook example of multiple independent mu...
by Morny
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: The Strongest Argument for God
Replies: 245
Views: 18389

Re: The Strongest Argument for God

I find it a powerful evidence that, of the millions of other species, we are the only creature on earth that is so much further advanced in intelligence, reasoning, and having deep psychological and spiritual traits, and abilities are that are far superior to any other specie on the planet. As I've...
by Morny
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: The Strongest Argument for God
Replies: 245
Views: 18389

Re: The Strongest Argument for God

Given this, if someone has spiritual/divine experiences of sorts, which they can only understand in the context of their religious beliefs, are they justified in their beliefs. I suppose everything depends on the specifics of what " experiences of sorts " and " their religious belief " are. I can u...
by Morny
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: The Strongest Argument for God
Replies: 245
Views: 18389

Re: The Strongest Argument for God

To the Atheist/Agnostic contingent, you saw the title of this thread and clicked. I was just interested to know whether you *sighed*, rolled your eyes, thought "yeah right" or something such? i.e., you were already dismissive before opening this thread? None of the above. My reaction was to conscie...
by Morny
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Information - Natural or Intelligence?
Replies: 179
Views: 11246

Re: Information - Natural or Intelligence?

In this thread, I'm not making any arguments whatsoever about evolution [...] I didn't say you did. You're using Denton's same flawed complexity argument, but to plead the supernatural instead. What many - but certainly not all [scientists] deny - is a designer. Given no organic molecules, e.g., Ea...
by Morny
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Information - Natural or Intelligence?
Replies: 179
Views: 11246

Re: Information - Natural or Intelligence?

Nearly every biological scientist rejects Denton's critique of evolution. More importantly, like Michael Behe, Denton fails to address his arguments' basic flaws that scientists point out. That has zero relevance to his description of the massive intricacy and complexity of a "simple" cell! Denton ...
by Morny
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Information - Natural or Intelligence?
Replies: 179
Views: 11246

Re: Information - Natural or Intelligence?

Athiest: Nothing is designed. Theist: Everything is designed. Each begin at different ends of the spectrum, so then no discussion can be realistically had if the purpose it so make a person see a conclusion opposite to their starting premise. Exactly! I feel left out, so I'll add: Agnostic: Don't k...
by Morny
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Information - Natural or Intelligence?
Replies: 179
Views: 11246

Re: Information - Natural or Intelligence?

Biochemist Michael Denton, longtime senior research fellow in the Biochemistry Department at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, says of the simple cell: [...] Nearly every biological scientist rejects Denton's critique of evolution. More importantly, like Michael Behe, Denton fails to a...
by Morny
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Information - Natural or Intelligence?
Replies: 179
Views: 11246

Re: Information - Natural or Intelligence?

God is not complex. We've asked you to read this before, but I guess you really don't want to understand. This Divine Simplicity argument is a variant of a 2500 year old philosophical idea: - Everything natural requires a cause. - So God (supernatural) is the required uncaused cause of the natural....
by Morny
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Information - Natural or Intelligence?
Replies: 179
Views: 11246

Re: Information - Natural or Intelligence?

Athiest: Nothing is designed. Theist: Everything is designed. Each begin at different ends of the spectrum, so then no discussion can be realistically had if the purpose it so make a person see a conclusion opposite to their starting premise. Exactly! I feel left out, so I'll add: Agnostic: Don't k...
by Morny
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Information - Natural or Intelligence?
Replies: 179
Views: 11246

Re: Information - Natural or Intelligence?

[...] information is unprocessed data - and it takes an intelligence to do so. Does a plant need intelligence to turn toward sunlight? Evolution explains absolutely nothing about why everything it would have been dependent upon first came into existence [...] Correct - for the same reason chemistry...
by Morny
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist
Replies: 339
Views: 20071

Re: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist

Oh, yeah, an event of phenomenally precise expansion that went from nothing to the first particles to nucleosynthesis, all in just 20 minutes [...] Yes - after the 1st nanosecond, developing according to a few simple equations. You've yet to acknowledge that, or give a specific counterexample. [......
by Morny
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist
Replies: 339
Views: 20071

Re: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist

[...] the early moments of the universe, functioning with moving parts many magnitudes of complexity beyond what the most sophisticated machine humans have ever been able to create [...] The pre-inflation universe was the opposite of "complexity", viz., homogeneous, isotropic, and at an unimaginabl...
by Morny
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Aliens?
Replies: 52
Views: 5059

Re: Aliens?

Glad I could enlighten you on a real purpose of SETI. Another is to inspire a generation of scientists, sort of like Martin Gardner inspired a generation of top mathematicians. Look, these programs cost a lot of money. Also incorrect. Donations fund SETI, which hasn't received Federal money for deca...
by Morny
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Aliens?
Replies: 52
Views: 5059

Re: Aliens?

Your penultimate post in this thread mocked the SETI program in the sentence following this: So, if we DID ever receive an intelligent alien signal, A) we'd have no assurance whatsoever that the civilization that produced it remains intact, and B) it would take over 100,000 years for them to receive...