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Author Topic:   Does an atheist have to believe in evolution?
Quetzal
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Message 32 of 64 (310529)
05-09-2006 2:02 PM
Reply to: Message 30 by EZscience
05-09-2006 1:44 PM


Re: ToE incomplete
Hey EZ,

Some area sufficiently significant to warrant doubting the overall theory?

I'm not sure, rereading DrFrost's post 19 that everyone seems to be up in arms about, that s/he "doubts the overall theory". S/He makes the quite reasonable point that not everything about the ToE has the same evidential basis. I think s/he was essentially agreeing with you (or you with him/her) when you say:

The corrections and modifications are all concerned with clarifying its precise application in highly specific contexts, not with modifying its general mode of action.

That looks pretty much like what s/he was saying. I especially liked the part where s/he said:

quote:
As for the original post, if you don't have a reason to disagree with science then why do so?

That doesn't sound like someone disagreeing fundamentally with the most important principle in biology to me.


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Quetzal
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Message 43 of 64 (310682)
05-10-2006 8:10 AM
Reply to: Message 42 by riVeRraT
05-10-2006 6:44 AM


To Believe or Not Believe - That is the Question
OK fine, by definition you are correct. But 19 times out of 20 (or whatever #)you ask an atheist why they don't believe, you know what answer you'll get.

Really? I'm curious: what answer is that?


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Message 51 of 64 (310974)
05-11-2006 8:40 AM
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05-11-2006 8:02 AM


Re: To Believe or Not Believe - That is the Question
Since it was your assertion that you knew the answer that an atheist would give, perhaps you could provide a summation of (at least) your perception of the question. Telling me to go back through 4 years of posts simply doesn't address the question. I'm curious as to what YOU think atheists might say. Thanks.

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