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by DBowling
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Atheist question
Replies: 179
Views: 3709

Re: Atheist question

I'm not familiar with the information in our cells so I don't know how to define them. How do you define them? Here is a good discussion on the topic by Stephen Meyer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7c9PaZzsqEg It's only 15 minutes long, and Meyer does a good job explaining the nature of the infor...
by DBowling
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Arguements Against Classical Theism or Deism?
Replies: 23
Views: 402

Re: Arguements Against Classical Theism or Deism?

Think about it? Its a flat out lie. Seriously. Thought about it... Lots of times... Over lots of years... I'm very confident that both of us have been exposed to any number of "flat out lies"... seriously! However your statement is a tad vague on what you are referring to as a "flat out lie". Let's...
by DBowling
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Arguements Against Classical Theism or Deism?
Replies: 23
Views: 402

Sources for Caesar and Jesus Compared

Here is a link that is relevant to the discussion at hand. Sources for Caesar and Jesus Compared https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/sources-for-caesar-and-jesus-compared/ Some quotes from the article What about the manuscripts? Here the New Testament is far superior to its classical companio...
by DBowling
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Arguements Against Classical Theism or Deism?
Replies: 23
Views: 402

Re: Arguements Against Classical Theism or Deism?

Alexander and Julius Caesar were conquerors with an impact that spanned across Europe, there are coins minted and found in different countries with each of their faces on them, and many accounts of soldiers who participated in the wars they started. Theres abundant evidence in favour of both of tho...
by DBowling
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Atheist question
Replies: 179
Views: 3709

Re: Atheist question

I believe that the the laws of physics function the same everywhere in the universe. The data from Hubble supports that premise... and the Big Bang theory also demonstrates that the "laws of science" are constant everywhere in the universe. Not when it comes to Dark Matter. The simple fact that sci...
by DBowling
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Atheist question
Replies: 179
Views: 3709

Re: Atheist question

I believe that the the laws of physics function the same everywhere in the universe. The data from Hubble supports that premise... and the Big Bang theory also demonstrates that the "laws of science" are constant everywhere in the universe. Not when it comes to Dark Matter. The simple fact that sci...
by DBowling
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Arguements Against Classical Theism or Deism?
Replies: 23
Views: 402

Re: Arguements Against Classical Theism or Deism?

Hello All, Been awhile since Ive posted here (Over 5 years in fact), just thought Id check back in out of curiosity. These days Id describe myself as an agnostic classical theist/deist or possibly panentheist. One question I pose to Christians nowadays is: what arguments are there in favour of the ...
by DBowling
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Atheist question
Replies: 179
Views: 3709

Re: Atheist question

Which brings us back to the point I was making... All of the phenomena that you mention are governed by structured, ordered, and extremely complex "laws of nature". The Big Bang theory tells us when these structured, ordered, and extremely complex "laws of nature" began to function in our universe....
by DBowling
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Atheist question
Replies: 179
Views: 3709

Re: Atheist question

If by intelligence you mean people, I agree. So if human intelligence is required for the existence of ordered, complex, structured data such as a novel or a computer program, would you agree that intelligence of some sort is also required for the existence of ordered, structured data that is more ...
by DBowling
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Atheist question
Replies: 179
Views: 3709

Re: Atheist question

Data exists regardless of intelligence, and intelligent beings turn that data into information. Can ordered, complex, structured data exist without intelligence? Can a novel exist without intelligence? Can a computer program exist without intelligence? Can a mathematical algorithm exist without int...
by DBowling
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Atheist question
Replies: 179
Views: 3709

Re: Atheist question

Information can't exist , without intelligence causing its existence. Data exists regardless of intelligence, and intelligent beings turn that data into information. Can ordered, complex, structured data exist without intelligence? Can a novel exist without intelligence? Can a computer program exis...
by DBowling
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Arguements Against Classical Theism or Deism?
Replies: 23
Views: 402

Re: Arguements Against Classical Theism or Deism?

Hello All, Been awhile since Ive posted here (Over 5 years in fact), just thought Id check back in out of curiosity. These days Id describe myself as an agnostic classical theist/deist or possibly panentheist. One question I pose to Christians nowadays is: what arguments are there in favour of the ...
by DBowling
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Atheist question
Replies: 179
Views: 3709

Re: Atheist question

Information can't exist , without intelligence causing its existence. Data exists regardless of intelligence, and intelligent beings turn that data into information. Can ordered, complex, structured data exist without intelligence? Can a novel exist without intelligence? Can a computer program exis...
by DBowling
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Atheist question
Replies: 179
Views: 3709

Re: Atheist question

Since we know from experience that it takes intelligence to create computer and mathematical models for the laws of physics, then we can infer that whatever caused the laws of physics as we understand them to work the way they do in our universe is at least more intelligent than those who create ma...
by DBowling
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Atheist question
Replies: 179
Views: 3709

Re: Atheist question

Since we know from experience that it takes intelligence to create computer and mathematical models for the laws of physics, then we can infer that whatever caused the laws of physics as we understand them to work the way they do in our universe is at least more intelligent than those who create ma...