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← Anecdote vs. fact

Mr DArcy's Avatar Jump to comment 2 by Mr DArcy

Not exactly on topic, but related, I have been told by numerous different sources that the speed of light in a vacuum, is approx 300,000 km / second. Now I've never set out to disprove that, but I would like to think that if I took the trouble and invested in the correct equipment etc, I could actually measure the speed of light for myself. I could "test" those anecdotal claims about the speed of light.

When it comes to anecdotal stories about a man walking on water, feeding 5000 with a loaf and a fish, ressurecting the dead, including Himself, then I realise that any such anecdotes are impossible to test. Then I have to go back to the "probability" that such events might actually have happened. In the case of Jesus, this probability approaches very close to zero.

Tue, 20 Sep 2011 19:02:40 UTC | #873233