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Hamilton Jacobi's Avatar Jump to comment 15 by Hamilton Jacobi

The vocabulary of faith, like that of physics, needs to be understood in technical terms. But Dawkins does not allow for the kind of specialized vocabulary in theology and philosophy that he is so willing to grant to physics.

I think Dawkins would be quite happy if theologians would use the same "specialized vocabulary" -- i.e., mathematics -- that is used in physics. Go for it, Mr Carroll. Show us your equations for the basic laws of theology. Derive from them an unambiguous set of predictions, and explain precisely what tests we can perform to determine whether these predictions are true or false. We're all waiting.

Thu, 14 Jun 2012 02:14:21 UTC | #947313