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    Admiral of Fugues Contratrombone64's Avatar
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    God, science and other dark thougths

    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    My biggest problem with that article is the straw man that it makes out of science. Never has science claimed that "the universe and living things are just random occurances". That is complete nonsense made up by creationists(who don't even understand what randomeness is, btw). Science is the opposite of randomness. It is predictability. Evolution predicts life. Cosmology predicts the expanding universe that we see. These are not random events but the result of very reasoned and complex theories supported by all of the factual evidence we have. Religion presents a far more unpredictable(random) scenario than science does. Who can predict the whims of an all powerful being...?

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    I can already see what this thread will probably evolve into - another discussion about God and his existence or non-existence or science and its superiority over religion. Hmmm, or maybe it won't...

    Anyways, I did like this quote:
    But the hype around the project has taken on science fiction proportions, with some marginalised scientists warning the Hadron might open up a black hole, which would swallow the Earth.
    And this one, too:
    You don't have to be an atheist to believe in science
    Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.
    -- Victor Hugo

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    Vice Admiral Virtuoso methodistgirl's Avatar
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    That is so true Mat.
    judy tooley

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