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Go to: The Dawkins Confusion: Naturalism ad absurdum

YssiBoo's Avatar Jump to comment 133 by YssiBoo

"We know of no irrefutable objections to its being biologically possible that all of life has come to be by way of unguided Darwinian processes;"

I think it is better phrased

"We know of no unrefuted objections to its being biologically probable that all of life has come to be by way of unguided Darwinian processes;"

Sun, 17 Jan 2010 21:44:00 UTC | #432370

Go to: 'Science and Faith' Discussion

YssiBoo's Avatar Jump to comment 37 by YssiBoo

I wonder if not MDs suffer from much the same thing as many engineers do. They learn the profession and how this works for curing that and that for this, but they don't learn how the scientific method that supports this knowledge works.

In Norway we have an introductory course in philosophy, and the philosophy of science during the first semester of University studies, but this is not brought up again for the rest of the time at the university except in special subjects.

Anyone?

Sat, 07 Feb 2009 07:28:00 UTC | #320678

Go to: 'Science and Faith' Discussion

YssiBoo's Avatar Jump to comment 6 by YssiBoo

Another thing:

The theists stated that the large gap in mental capabilities between us and other animals was a reason for believing in god. How much do we know about the earlier hominids in terms of brain capacity? I am thinking of Homo Erectus, Homo Habilis and so on. Presumably they were much closer to us in that respect? So I would think the gap is not so big after all. Or at least it is bridged by other (now extinct) species.

Sat, 07 Feb 2009 02:00:00 UTC | #320515

Go to: 'Science and Faith' Discussion

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I for one did not get anything out of that discussion. Dawkins' and Dennett's arguments I have heard a number of times before. The opposing arguments I have also heard before. What wrecked the discussion was that ( as RD notes above) none of the infantile "I can't think of a reason for X, ergo Yahweh" types of fluff were allowed to be demolished properly. Part of it was because of the moderator, part of it because there were too many people on stage for a mere 45 minutes.

Whereas RD and DD complement each other well, the two theists were only able to crowd the discussion with unsubstatiated idiocy.

Apparently it didnt help my mood to listen to this.

Sat, 07 Feb 2009 01:54:00 UTC | #320509

Go to: Jerry Coyne's 'Seeing and Believing' with responses

YssiBoo's Avatar Jump to comment 443 by YssiBoo

Well done Mr Harris! Couldn't have, and will never say it better myself.

Now lets read the rest...

Wed, 04 Feb 2009 11:44:00 UTC | #318791

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