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ringo
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Message 646 of 648 (834162)
05-31-2018 12:38 PM
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05-31-2018 12:16 PM


Re: Why do we have so few creationists
Phat writes:

The point is that you have no right to claim the default position


Of course we do. What other default can there be but reality?

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Message 647 of 648 (834163)
05-31-2018 12:39 PM
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05-31-2018 12:16 PM


Re: Why do we have so few creationists
The point is that you have no right to claim the default position

In a discussion of a science topic, it seems perfectly legitimate to claim that the purpose of science is to model our understanding of the natural world as close to reality as possible.

I'm puzzled by your reasoning that reality is not the default position.

Edited by Tanypteryx, : spelling


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One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

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Message 648 of 648 (834164)
05-31-2018 1:41 PM
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05-31-2018 12:39 PM


Re: Why do we have so few creationists
Can not A'Tuin be both male and female?

Would the world not be equally stable were there only three elephants?

Could A'Tuin not be a whale?


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