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← Anecdote vs. fact

k_docks's Avatar Jump to comment 14 by k_docks

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

When it comes to anecdotal stories about life arising from a lifeless soup of chemicals, a 'big bang' from nothing starting the universe without cause, all the miracles required to have all the genetic diversity we see around us today having 'evolved' from nothing in only 3.5 billion years, common ancestry being claimed from species that 'appear' to share common genetics, 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 evolution, this probability is so small that it is zero.

Wed, 21 Sep 2011 06:52:00 UTC | #873426