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User avatar #24870 - marinepenguin (04/10/2013) [-]
All I ask of people is not to mistake scientific ignorance and gaps in knowledge to be evidence for a God. Then that makes a deity just a receding pocket of the scientific unknown.
#24919 to #24870 - anonymous (04/10/2013) [-]
and you're doing the same thing except instead of "God of the gaps" its "science of the gaps."

you assume that every gap in our knowledge about the universe will be filled with a scientific explanation
User avatar #24923 to #24919 - aczoh (04/10/2013) [-]
That's because science evolves and changes as technology gets better and new evidence is brought in.
User avatar #24920 to #24919 - marinepenguin (04/10/2013) [-]
I do not actually, there is simply too much to know. I just don't think that immediately jumping to the conclusion of "God did it", is the right way.
#24921 to #24920 - anonymous (04/10/2013) [-]
but if God is currently the best explanation then why rule it out?
User avatar #24922 to #24921 - marinepenguin (04/10/2013) [-]
Because science does research without God even being a possibility. God is just the go to answer for most people when something becomes too complicated or hard to understand.
User avatar #24960 to #24922 - faithrider (04/10/2013) [-]
so if you do science while ruling out God as a possibility then haven't you just denied a possible outcome? a true scientist always leaves the question open ended. he never rules out an outcome beforehand because he doesn't agree with it.
#24981 to #24960 - theism (04/10/2013) [-]
It's not so much that god is deemed impossible,he's just very low on the list of predicted possible outcomes.
User avatar #24965 to #24960 - marinepenguin (04/10/2013) [-]
Because the possibility of a God is an unfalsifiable hypothesis. It cannot be proven or disproven because of the fact that we cannot interact with a God unless it wants to be interacted with. You could just as well say than an invisible omnipotent triceratops guiding the laws of physics is why the universe works the way it does, and there would be no way to say that is right or wrong.
User avatar #24998 to #24965 - faithrider (04/10/2013) [-]
i would rather worship the Flying Spaghetti Monster than the invisible omnipotent triceratops.

have you been touched by his noodley appendage
User avatar #24875 to #24870 - cleverguy ONLINE (04/10/2013) [-]
i agree. that would be one of two fallacies:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_dilemma

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nirvana_fallacy
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