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Bonzai's Avatar Jump to comment 24 by Bonzai


If you take the view that our minds are the result of our brains, then any statement about anything at all can be subject to scientific inquiry, as that statement is made "by a brain".

There is a loop hole though. If you are a determined theist you can always say that such and such brain activities are the results of God 'working through nature', inducing the psychological states that result in religiosity.

There is always this 'loop hole' for those who insist on inserting a God in the background. In that case of course God would be a completely useless concept, but strictly speaking you still can't prove its non existence. Einstein didn't prove that the aether doesn't exist, only that you can do (better) without it. :)

Thu, 12 Nov 2009 15:38:00 UTC | #413040