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by Ginkgo
Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:50 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Putting ''Immanuel Can'' In The Religious Spotlight Part 2
Replies: 522
Views: 6386

Re: Putting ''Immanuel Can'' In The Religious Spotlight Part 2

Let's hear them. I can't wait to hear them, then. Ok, which argument would you like me to refute, the cosmological argument, the scientific argument, the ontological argument? I can refute any argument you put forward for the existence of God Great. Hmmm...well, let's start with The Design Argument...
by Ginkgo
Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Putting ''Immanuel Can'' In The Religious Spotlight Part 2
Replies: 522
Views: 6386

Re: Putting ''Immanuel Can'' In The Religious Spotlight Part 2

Let's hear them. I can't wait to hear them, then. Ok, which argument would you like me to refute, the cosmological argument, the scientific argument, the ontological argument? I can refute any argument you put forward for the existence of God Sorry to correct: it wasn't an analogy. It was an exampl...
by Ginkgo
Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Putting ''Immanuel Can'' In The Religious Spotlight Part 2
Replies: 522
Views: 6386

Re: Putting ''Immanuel Can'' In The Religious Spotlight Part 2

There are arguments offered by various people on both sides of many questions. But not all such answers are equally good. Not all account properly for the data. Not all are rationally coherent. Not all are supported with evidence. Not all accord with things we already know for certain already. And ...
by Ginkgo
Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Putting ''Immanuel Can'' In The Religious Spotlight Part 2
Replies: 522
Views: 6386

Re: Putting ''Immanuel Can'' In The Religious Spotlight Part 2

...there is no scientific evidence for the existence of God. Well, I hate to tell you, but if you think that, you're misinformed. There are very good empirical, mathematical, rational and other arguments. But Atheists tend not to want to sit still for any of them. Atheism is, by its own definition,...
by Ginkgo
Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:37 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Putting ''Immanuel Can'' In The Religious Spotlight Part 2
Replies: 522
Views: 6386

Re: Putting ''Immanuel Can'' In The Religious Spotlight Part 2

Okay, but that's minimal. If all we say of any evidence is, "There's no way to negate it," we haven't said much. I think the evidence, both from observation of nature and of ourselves, is stronger and much more positive than the Atheist will allow. He would like to think that the evidence favours A...
by Ginkgo
Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Scientific explanation for the existence of God
Replies: 45
Views: 856

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: 856

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: 856

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: 856

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: 856

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: 856

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: 856

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: 856

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: 329
Views: 4237

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: 856

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