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From: Colonia Lindensium
Message 121 of 122 (155291)
11-02-2004 7:52 PM
Reply to: Message 119 by nator
11-02-2004 7:06 PM
|Atheism is based upon a materialist philosophy, which holds that nothing exists but natural phenomena. There are no supernatural|
forces or entities, nor can there be any.
I would call this anti-theism. Atheism is just a lack of belief. Non-thiesm. Maybe some would prefer to term it as "weak atheism", I don't really care. Atheism is just a lack of belief in 'god/s' without denying their possibility. It's sitting on the fence by default rather than choice.
The above cited definition is a reason why athiests get a bad rap.
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Re: Original title: Asking for a clarification from Creationists.
Why is human evolution alleged as proven fact based upon a paucity of physical fossil evidence ?
Millions of years to get erect yet an amount of disputed body of evidence that could fit into a medium sized box at best = so much based on so little = irrational belief not supported by the evidence.
I think I replied to you a few weeks ago on this very subject. Why must you ignore things just because they are rare? While I believe your "medium sized box" analogy is a bit flawed, I am willing to admit that the fossils are few and far between when compared to other types of animals. However, saying that the fossils are rare and just ignoring them does not explain their existance.
Willowtree, how would you explain the existance of these fossils, however uncommon, if they did not arise by evolution? Keep in mind that dozens of skeletons and artifacts have been found from early Homo sapiens, Neanderthals, Homo erectus, and many others, many in quite good condition.