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by Byblos
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: The Toolbox argument against Intelligent Design
Replies: 39
Views: 403

Re: The Toolbox argument against Intelligent Design

Computers work with quasi randomness. What I know is that computer algorithms mimicking biological evolution and using quasi randomness can generate knowledge that is beyond human intelligence . “But sophistication, design, organization, etc. requires intelligence . “ is evidently false . Does anyo...
by Byblos
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: The Toolbox argument against Intelligent Design
Replies: 39
Views: 403

Re: The Toolbox argument against Intelligent Design

Computers work with quasi randomness. What I know is that computer algorithms mimicking biological evolution and using quasi randomness can generate knowledge that is beyond human intelligence . “But sophistication, design, organization, etc. requires intelligence . “ is evidently false . Does anyo...
by Byblos
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: The Devil Made Them Do It???!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 47

Re: The Devil Made Them Do It???!!!

Philip wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:54 am
Or so says "Popeye!"

http://www.catholicnews.com/services/en ... e-says.cfm

But does that mean they aren't to be held accountable? y:-?
Is that mentioned anywhere?
by Byblos
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)
Replies: 90
Views: 1936

Re: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)

Sorry for not being more engaged in this thread but it's for a couple of reasons, 1) I've been extremely busy, and 2) I'm not sure there is much more I can say that I already haven't covered. But I'll try. :mrgreen: Feser (about 10:00) argues that PSR implies A necessary being (NB) in step 1 and tha...
by Byblos
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Prayer Requests
Topic: Please keep my best friend bippy123 in your prayers
Replies: 24
Views: 479

Re: Please keep my best friend bippy123 in your prayers

Bip: Yesterday was the best day I’ve had in a long time Absolutely awesome, Bip! Thanks Philip , had a great time with Byblos yesterday as we Geeked it up on all our favorite subjects , great food great company and the singer was singing New York , New York . I felt a Hint of my childhood coming ba...
by Byblos
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Has the Right Moved Too Far Right...?
Replies: 13
Views: 178

Re: Has the Right Moved Too Far Right...?

The same group Shaprio is talking about, apparently said "vagina" should be referred to as something genderless like "front hole". Seriously, some people are losing the plot, and it sure as heck isn't due to the right turning into nazis. Got it. So these folks made some stupid comment that no serio...
by Byblos
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Prayer Requests
Topic: Please keep my best friend bippy123 in your prayers
Replies: 24
Views: 479

Re: Please keep my best friend bippy123 in your prayers

Thank you so much guys your the best :) This still hasn’t hit me fully as I visited her almost every week for the last 4 years . I never thought I could have the strength to go and visit her like this , but god brought this incredible lady into my life whose like my second mom to give me the courag...
by Byblos
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: The Thread Where Off-Topic is On Purpose and A-Okay!
Replies: 179
Views: 22159

Re: The Thread Where Off-Topic is On Purpose and A-Okay!

kateliz wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:10 am
BGoodForGoodSake wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2007 8:45 pm
OMG Kateliz siting!!!
She's so elusive... :troll:

I'll bet she could hide effectively for a really long time -- like eleven years or so. :ewink:
Wow, a voice from the past. How the heck are you KateLiz? Has it really been 11 years? Good to see you back.
by Byblos
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)
Replies: 90
Views: 1936

Re: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)

As I said before, although I do not believe we're at a stalemate in any way, I really don't think I can contribute further to this topic as I see I'm beginning to repeat myself. From the beginning my goal was never to convince you of anything Nils, nor to win any cheap debates, as I am equally certa...
by Byblos
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)
Replies: 90
Views: 1936

Re: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)

As per the same source (Cambridge): "self-explanatory easily understood from the information already given and not needing further explanation" Not much of a difference in definition. There are many examples of self-explanatory things Nils. Take a stop sign, for example. Pretty self-explanatory to ...
by Byblos
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: How could God be Tempted by the devil?
Replies: 51
Views: 876

Re: How could God be Tempted by the devil?

Seems to be another case of confusing what God is ( God) with the term GOD being His name or something. I think it's a confusion of reference. When the question is asked: How could God be tempted by the devil? The normal understanding is that it is possible that God can be tempted. Obviously the an...
by Byblos
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Creation Talk
Topic: Despite objections,why the Gap Theory is true.
Replies: 189
Views: 7636

Re: Despite objections,why the Gap Theory is true.

RickD wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:26 am
I just don't see it as anything but an attack on what you are putting forth as your beliefs. Something certainly must be amiss, when even Byblos the heretical catholic* sees something wrong.
Hey, hey, mind your manners and your CAPS please. It's Heretical catholic. :lol:
by Byblos
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Creation Talk
Topic: Despite objections,why the Gap Theory is true.
Replies: 189
Views: 7636

Re: Despite objections,why the Gap Theory is true.

Im replying out of mutual respect for you Byb. Because of what you said. In very plain words, I haven't given up on theism. I believe in God and I also follow evidence to whatever conclusion it may lead. If that says the universe was not actively designed by God, so be it. I don't know where that p...
by Byblos
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Creation Talk
Topic: Despite objections,why the Gap Theory is true.
Replies: 189
Views: 7636

Re: Despite objections,why the Gap Theory is true.

As for my position, I have made it abundantly cear that Evolution and God doesn't go together. I'm surprised you have missed it all along. I'm hoping you still are willing to engage because first, we've been members here for almost the same time and I for one value your opinion. And second, what yo...