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Re^12: Who is your favorite scientist and why?

by james28909 (Deacon)
on Dec 15, 2017 at 15:26 UTC ( #1205593=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^11: Who is your favorite scientist and why?
in thread Who is your favorite scientist and why?

most of these were answered in the chatterbox while you were here. i want to answer this one question, again. YES i am agnostic. i believe that there is no way to prove or disprove god (yet, let it answer itself already). but i also believe that there very well could be a creator. the evidence, to me, strongly suggest that there is and i will believe that until enough evidence stacks up against me and so far your attempt to derail my beliefs have came up short.
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Re^13: Who is your favorite scientist and why?
by Arunbear (Prior) on Dec 15, 2017 at 21:25 UTC
    most of these were answered in the chatterbox while you were here.
    And how do you know when I was here? Someone being logged in doesn't mean they are near the computer. In any case this is a public forum, so other folks reading this may well think you are avoiding the questions ... but that's your choice.
    and so far your attempt to derail my beliefs have came up short
    Asking you to provide evidence to support your claims is not an attempt to derail your beliefs. It is an attempt to make sense of your claims, because sadly the evidence you provided is not anything solid, only wishful thinking and arguments-from-ignorance.

    I don't mean to sound negative, I understand how comfortable it is to believe that the universe has a purpose - I used to believe that myself many years ago.

      what made you stop believing?
        I realised that such belief was just wishful thinking. It was comforting but not based on any substantial evidence or reasoning. It was dishonest because it ignored all the contrary evidence (e.g. for each wonder there is an equal horror).

        Somehow I realised that it was possible to let go of such belief, and still be at some level of peace. But I know how hard it is to let go.

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