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I agree! And I really don't understand why religious people are always up in arms screaming and shouting when scientists say you don't need God to explain what's there.In the latest round, Hawkings says that gravity alone is enough to explain the existence of the universe, and religious people rush to ask who created the laws of nature as if that was sufficient to put scientists in their place.We don't need a God of the gap and I wish we had more confidence in God and in our faith.
Agreed. I find the idiot rush to attack science a bit old. Enough now that we have learned Galileo was right.FWIWjimB
When I was an RE teacher I taught all about these arguments and concluded then that they are nothing more than light intellectual entertainment, if that.Faith isn't about intellectual arguments that ultimately prove nothing one way or the other. Faith is, or should be, how we interpret our experience of a life that goes beyond what empirical science can tell us without, hopefully, rejecting it either.I wish Christians would be less defensive about this and spend more time 'living in God' rather than in fruitless argumentation. Perhaps then the world would care less about the metaphysical opinions of Dawkins et al and appreciate more what a Christ-like universe offers us.Just saying...
Yes, perhaps God's "intelligent design" involves evolution as a key engine of creation.
perhaps God's "intelligent design" involves evolution as a key engine of creationI doubt it, as most of evolutionary theory will be proved to be wrongheaded one day.
The one that always amused me is the arguement about miricles. What kind of "miricle" is it that I can do myself on a physics bench?
Someone said that science is about the "what" of the universe while religion is about the "why". This is a completely different outlook from the "God of the gaps" and I'm inclined to like it.
Your thought, MP, is an example of "false attribution of agency." The universe doesn't "make" anything. Your brain may organize your sensory input so that it's consistent with what it's perceived over time, or not. Some brains, it seems, do not perceive themselves in action and don't engage in self-reflection. That may be because there's a disconnect between the cognitive brain and the brain stem. This is only an hypothesis. Have you read about face-blindness? There's an org.http://www.faceblind.orgYou might like it.