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by Ginkgo
Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Scientific explanation for the existence of God
Replies: 45
Views: 472

Re: Scientific explanation for the existence of God

I'll have a look. Would you like me to explain why the Cosmological argument isn't scientific? If it pleases you. It is quite simple really. For causation to be scientific one needs to be able measure effects. In other words, we need to be able to show a direct relationship between cause and effect...
by Ginkgo
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:06 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Scientific explanation for the existence of God
Replies: 45
Views: 472

Re: Scientific explanation for the existence of God

Are you saying the Cosmological argument is scientific? I am. Causality is the keystone of all science, as a matter of fact. But I'm saying that maybe the Design Argument will fit your expectations better. Why not have a look? I'll have a look. Would you like me to explain why the Cosmological argu...
by Ginkgo
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:56 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Scientific explanation for the existence of God
Replies: 45
Views: 472

Re: Scientific explanation for the existence of God

the Cosmological argument and that's not a scientific argument. Well, I don't mean to put it unkindly, but that response does suggest that either you don't know what "scientific" means, or you don't know the Cosmological Argument. But if you prefer, you could go for the Design Argument. That might ...
by Ginkgo
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:43 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Scientific explanation for the existence of God
Replies: 45
Views: 472

Re: Scientific explanation for the existence of God

I had a look at the playlist and there are 15 videos, do you expect me to look at all 15 ? I think it would be a good idea if you looked at some of them...if you're interested in the OP, that is. I can't tell you how interested you should be. That's up to you, of course. But they do give a tidy lit...
by Ginkgo
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:30 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Scientific explanation for the existence of God
Replies: 45
Views: 472

Re: Scientific explanation for the existence of God

I'm familiar with most of the arguments. I can tell by the way you're speaking about them that as much as you may suppose you know, you don't actually know the arguments at all. But again, it's more than I can do to convince you of that if you won't look at them. Actually, I do know the arguments. ...
by Ginkgo
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:26 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Scientific explanation for the existence of God
Replies: 45
Views: 472

Re: Scientific explanation for the existence of God

I have seen the playlists in one form or another many times before and all of them fail. Yeah, then I'm thinking you didn't see this one. And you most certainly didn't read the Blackwell Companion. If you had, you would know that what you're saying just isn't so. But as the old saying goes, "You ca...
by Ginkgo
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Scientific explanation for the existence of God
Replies: 45
Views: 472

Re: Scientific explanation for the existence of God

... it is the case that scientific arguments for the existence of God invariably are nothing more than pseudoscience. You'll find that's not the case. But you'd have to look in order to know that. And you haven't looked. I can tell, because you write... BTW your youtube clip is mainly about objecti...
by Ginkgo
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Scientific explanation for the existence of God
Replies: 45
Views: 472

Re: Scientific explanation for the existence of God

I invite Immanuel Can (or anyone else) to come up with a scientific explanation for the existence of God It's a big topic, because there's actually a lot. Fortunately we don't have to talk them all through laboriously here. The work has been done, and done well, by others. But the best source you c...
by Ginkgo
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:48 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "In the beginning God created ...."
Replies: 324
Views: 3223

Re: "In the beginning God created ...."

How about instead of being rude ignorant pricks you take your argument elsewhere by starting your own thread. I'm not sure what your argument is, VVilliam. I tried to see what it entailed, but it doesn't even make sense: a "simulation" is always a "simulation OF something." But you don't say you kn...
by Ginkgo
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:43 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Scientific explanation for the existence of God
Replies: 45
Views: 472

Scientific explanation for the existence of God

I invite Immanuel Can (or anyone else) to come up with a scientific explanation for the existence of God
by Ginkgo
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "In the beginning God created ...."
Replies: 324
Views: 3223

Re: "In the beginning God created ...."

But you don't have any personal evidence. The evidence you accept is second-hand testimony, pictures, common belief, and so on. You've not been to the moon, I presume; and you certainly weren't there when the first man actually did. So you took others' words for it. You are playing the skeptic, yet...
by Ginkgo
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:14 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "In the beginning God created ...."
Replies: 324
Views: 3223

Re: "In the beginning God created ...."

Well, empirical facts are premised on personal experience and testing. But if you haven't been to Boston, how are you going to do that? So you don't then actually have empirical facts available to you: you have testimony, secondary evidence (like maps and pictures), and so on, but not the ability t...
by Ginkgo
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:04 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "In the beginning God created ...."
Replies: 324
Views: 3223

Re: "In the beginning God created ...."

To clarify then. "Anyone who thinks we exist within a creation is also saying by that, that we exist within a Reality Simulation." Often Christians argue that we do not exist within a Simulated Reality while maintaining that we exist within a Creation. What is the difference between existing within...
by Ginkgo
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:03 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "In the beginning God created ...."
Replies: 324
Views: 3223

Re: "In the beginning God created ...."

It's just a confession of personal ignorance...no more. They're just saying, "I don't personally happen to have any experience of that," which is no more impressive than saying, "I've never been to Boston." It won't stop Boston existing. That argument doesn't work IC. Yeah, it does. When I say Bost...
by Ginkgo
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:57 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "In the beginning God created ...."
Replies: 324
Views: 3223

Re: "In the beginning God created ...."

It's just a confession of personal ignorance...no more. They're just saying, "I don't personally happen to have any experience of that," which is no more impressive than saying, "I've never been to Boston." It won't stop Boston existing. That argument doesn't work IC. When I say Boston exists, even...