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ringo
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Message 9 of 171 (676307)
10-21-2012 5:01 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by eclectic1993
10-20-2012 11:47 PM


eclectic1993 writes:

What 'holes in your understanding of origins (bangers and toe) have you had to accept by faith?


There's a difference between accepting something by faith and accepting that the professionals know what they're doing.

I can get on an airplane without knowing anything about aerodynamics. I trust the pilot to know what he's doing and I trust the airline to only hire qualified pilots and I trust the government to only sanction safe airlines.

Similarly, I can trust that biologists and cosmologists know what they're talking about even if I don't understand what they're saying.

I could take flying lessons to learn what the pilots know and I could take the trouble to learn science too.

It strikes me as odd that creationists can scoff at evolution on a computer that was built using the same science. It's like trusting the pilot but thinking the mechanic who serviced the engines is an idiot.


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Message 15 of 171 (676317)
10-21-2012 5:49 PM
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10-21-2012 5:04 PM


eclectic1993 writes:

I've even written some basic self-replication programs. However, it only behaves in the way in which I programmed it to behave. If any of you have ever tried to write code that rewrites itself with each iteration using basic rules (external influences), then you know how nearly impossible it seems.


Congratulations. You just scuttled Intelligent Design.

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