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by sandy_mcd
Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:49 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Evolution and Intelligent Design
Replies: 429
Views: 83513

Re: Evolution and Intelligent Design

In the past when Theists ran science empirically untestable hypotheses or theories were not considered scientific. But ever since atheists took over science in the late 1960s and early 1970s they eliminated empirical testability as the main requirement needed for something to be considered scientif...
by sandy_mcd
Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Theistic Evolution vs. Progressive creationism
Replies: 17
Views: 5989

Re: Theistic Evolution vs. Progressive creationism

Thanks Ivell, I never thought about it like that before. Interesting ............... 1000 posts :cheers: :dancing: Theistic evolution avoids the problem of conflict between the Bible and science. Progressive creationism creates a conflict with the Bible (as Ivellious points out) in trying to reconc...
by sandy_mcd
Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Evolution and Intelligent Design
Replies: 429
Views: 83513

Re: Evolution and Intelligent Design

You never addressed what you thought about geological studies of earth and the scientific consensus on many topics about ancient Earth and how geological features here today came into being, KCB. Are these fields idiotic and unscientific? I believe I have been stating my POV on what is considered s...
by sandy_mcd
Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Evolution and Intelligent Design
Replies: 429
Views: 83513

Re: Evolution and Intelligent Design

Dumping a bucket of sand is not scientific. If such was the case then my 5 yr. old is a scientist. ScholarAbout 241,000 results (0.08 sec Experimental study of critical-mass fluctuations in an evolving sandpile GA Held, DH Solina, H Solina, DT Keane, WJ Haag… - Physical Review Letters, 1990 - APS ....
by sandy_mcd
Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Evolution and Intelligent Design
Replies: 429
Views: 83513

Re: Evolution and Intelligent Design

In the end you still missed the point. all of reference subjects are empirically testable. Which is my point against evolutionary mechanisms and other evolutionary hypothesis you cannot empirically test them. And this point does seem to follow from all the definitions of science which have been pos...
by sandy_mcd
Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Evolution and Intelligent Design
Replies: 429
Views: 83513

Re: Evolution and Intelligent Design

Gravity is systematic in how it functions and we can empirically describe it how it affects matter. Has anyone ever seen a gravity wave? Gravity's just a theory until someone can produce and detect gravity waves in a laboratory. Chemistry is systematic in how it functions and we can describe exactl...
by sandy_mcd
Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Evolution and Intelligent Design
Replies: 429
Views: 83513

Re: Evolution and Intelligent Design

I see you two are still learning how the scientific method works. let's review what a scientific theory is; ... A theory is not a hypothesis. A hypothesis is something you throw out there to see if it can be confirmed or falsified by repeated testing. Of course we all know that historic timelines a...
by sandy_mcd
Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Evolution and Intelligent Design
Replies: 429
Views: 83513

Re: Evolution and Intelligent Design

What was the initial assertion of it being a ring specie based on? That is a somewhat embarrassing surprise to me as a non-biologist that the gulls you brought up are not considered ring species. But that happens in science. People make mistakes. Similarly, i am sure there are many rock formations ...
by sandy_mcd
Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Evolution and Intelligent Design
Replies: 429
Views: 83513

Re: Evolution and Intelligent Design

Unless the ID movement specifically states that all research is to stop when an intelligent design hypothesis is concluded then you cannot assume that that's the case. Ok, fine; that is one position. I find it a poorly supported one. The facts: The ID movement declared proof of ID some years ago. I...
by sandy_mcd
Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Unconscious processes
Replies: 7
Views: 1824

Re: Unconscious processes

RickD wrote:Is anyone else feeling deja vu?
Nope, I'm feeling de sign. What are the odds of the same post appearing twice?
by sandy_mcd
Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Evolution and Intelligent Design
Replies: 429
Views: 83513

Re: Evolution and Intelligent Design

If ID doesn't address them it doesn't mean there is no intention to address them, that's the mistake you keep making. OK, i am willing to admit i am wrong. Please point me to some evidence showing the ID movement is addressing, or intends to address, these issues. The ID websites i have seen have a...
by sandy_mcd
Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:43 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Evolution and Intelligent Design
Replies: 429
Views: 83513

Re: Evolution and Intelligent Design

First, preferable to who? Preferable to scientists. Science observes and models the real world; a number of observations can be reduced to a theory or formulae. "A designer did it" cannot be reduced. Astronomy explains why the earth rotates and predicts the future rate of rotation. A designer did i...
by sandy_mcd
Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Evolution and Intelligent Design
Replies: 429
Views: 83513

Re: Evolution and Intelligent Design

What you are saying is that every time a discovery or an observation contradicts a hypothesis within a theory, the theory must be immediately rejected. That's an idiotic assertion. This seems to be a very common misconception about science. Scientists observe the physical world, construct a model, ...
by sandy_mcd
Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Evolution and Intelligent Design
Replies: 429
Views: 83513

Re: Evolution and Intelligent Design

The herring gull complex is not a ring species http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1691675/pdf/15255043.pdf 1) Have the authors denounced evolution? 2) Is it possible to accept the conclusion that the herring gull complex is not a ring species based on the evolutionary evidence provided in ...
by sandy_mcd
Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:34 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Evolution and Intelligent Design
Replies: 429
Views: 83513

Re: Evolution and Intelligent Design

KBCid wrote:Has anyone performed an empirical test to see if the alledged 2 ends of the ring cannot produce offspring?.
Did you read the reference i provided? Hint: your answer is in there.
Are polar bears and brown bears different species? Are lions and tigers? Both pairs can interbreed and produce offspring.