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Message 131 of 177 (589946)
11-05-2010 8:25 AM


Moderator On Duty Soon
It's been two days since I last posted as Percy, so beginning tomorrow I'll begin moderating this thread. I've become concerned that cryptic Socratic questions might have begun comprising too great a proportion of the contributions. As an occasional riposte, fine, but as a steady diet, no. If you have a point or a rebuttal to make then please state it directly and clearly.


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Message 159 of 177 (590130)
11-06-2010 8:12 AM
Reply to: Message 153 by Jon
11-05-2010 4:39 PM


Re: It's Simple... Really (Re: Testing BY Prediction)
Jon writes:

Admin already asked that we toss the silly question-games aside; so if you've a point to make with these questions, make it.

Since my moderator request has been mentioned, I'll offer additional clarification.

Jon writes:

The fact is that verified predictions add considerable weight to a scientific theory ...

Of course they do. And?

But it is incredibly difficult to construct theories that predict, and lead to the discovery of, new evidence and which can thus be demonstrated as being in accordance with reality.

Of course it is. And?

Some additional text as to the nature of what is missing would have been helpful.

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Message 161 of 177 (590158)
11-06-2010 11:15 AM
Reply to: Message 160 by jar
11-06-2010 11:08 AM


Re: Testing BY Prediction
jar writes:

Since I have never made such a claim and you still seem to misrunderstand what I have said, why should I respond?

You should respond in order to correct the misunderstanding. If you've decided this isn't possible then no response is necessary. You can click on the "Jar has not yet responded link" and it will change to "Jar acknowledges this reply".

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Message 173 of 177 (590283)
11-07-2010 11:36 AM
Reply to: Message 172 by Jon
11-07-2010 11:14 AM


Re: Religious science vs. real science
Jon writes:

In the writings of thousands of religious folk. Their writings seem to back up a lot of the statements in the Bible.

Some clarification might be helpful.

Did you mean to say that if, for example, someone writes that Jesus was born in Bethlehem after reading in the Bible that Jesus was born in Bethlehem that this would provide support for the Bible's account of Jesus's place of birth?

Or did you mean to say that there are many ancient writings that provide independent verification of statements in the Bible?

Or did you mean something else?

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