Crying out to "rationality"
Monday. 5.26.08 2:35 pm
Come on, people. A magician can't pull himself out of the hat. Especially if the space and time that the hat exists in...doesn't exist.
I mean, the odds of a universe, a solar system, and a planet all being able to support life? Vanishingly small. However, there's still that unimaginably small chance of it happening.
The odds of the fabric of reality just appearing? (And it must have, at some point.) Null. Zero. Not REALLY SMALL, but plain old 0. Not without "supernatural intervention".
Religion doesn't have any rhyme, reason, or scientific support? Please.
1) Yeah, it does. (I've noticed that Real Player works better than Media Player)
2) What science supports Atheism, and nothing but? Other than evolution theory, I haven't heard of anything like that. And since when did evolution even rule out the supernatural? You don't have a leg to stand on.
As for, and I quote, "their unsophisticated mind"s, (kay2zed) wow. You, sir, are sadly mistaken, and more than a bit haughty. If I may go so far. Don't get me wrong; I respect your intellect, and from what I've read, your passion for deep thought and writing. But, frankly, if someone is wrong, it doesn't matter how well they answer.
Bah. You guys boggle my mind.
In response to Unicornasaurus: The thing about evolution was exactly my point. It doesn't support any particular religious view, but some people seem to think it's an atheistic thing.
When I hear a plausible theory for the beginning of the universe that leaves no room for any God, but especially not the Christian God, then I will shut up. Until then, let it be clear that there are no other real alternatives for Big Bang Theory, yet. I doubt we're going to get one. But I'll have to accept it if one emerges.
In response to Ranor: I completely agree with you. Science is (or, would be,) the language of God. Go Science!
But when science says the impossible happened, like the Big Bang, then you begin to wonder. The science isn't wrong, but there's an element that can not be explained in a purely scientific view. That must be where God steps in.
Scientific experiments will never be able to answer the questions we ask like "Why are we here" or "where does it come from". But can't science at least say "it" did, in fact, come from somewhere?
I'm happy that we can get along here.
Let me make myself more clear. This post is not meant to make you reconsider what you believe. I'm not even trying. I want you to look at WHY you believe it. There's no real, logical reason to think that there ISN'T a higher being. I mean, the thing I keep seeing is that religious people are ignorant, or that we have no basis for our faith. I see the term "blind faith" a lot. This post is mostly my response to the entry by Kay2zed linked above.
The way I see it, lots of people think that being an atheist is more logical because one only believes in what one can see and verify. A part of your paradigm is that if you can't prove it, then it doesn't exist. My point is that, maybe this approach requires at least as much "blind faith" as another view, especially when the evidence starts pointing in the other direction?
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Sunday. 5.25.08 1:49 pm
Thursday. 5.22.08 9:28 pm
I managed to leave my science book at school.
With all my homework papers in it. That I need to finish HERE, not the block before it's due.
Oh, ew, blergh, *puke*
Wednesday. 5.21.08 4:46 pm
I feel crappy today.
Instead of sleeping last night, I involuntarily swallowed almost constantly. This was to reduce the dry, itching at the back of my throat, which was quite horrendous. But since I had to do it every 20 or 25 seconds, it apparently didn't help much. As a topper, I had a sick stomach because of all the saliva I'd swallowed this morning.
My mom gave me a throat lozenge, which let me get some sleep for about two hours. Then I went to school.
My throat is still nasty and I keep hacking/coughing. All day at school. This is big deal for me, because I don't have allergies (soon to change? D:) and I never get sick.
I think it's the amount of chlorine they put in the stinking pool. It burned my nasal passages out..
OH, YEAH! Now I remember that yesterday I got a bunch of that bitter water up my nose and I had to stop to catch my breath.
Anyway. It sucks. Hope your days are better!
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