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    Quote Originally Posted by noob555 View Post
    Doubting science is fundamental to the progression of it. Until Newton, people believed that heavier things fell faster. Then we have Einstein only 300 years later disproving Newtonian mechanics through purely theoretical physics. The nature of science is doubt. Science doesn't claim anything is true.
    Oh, you're talking about doubt being part of its process. I thought you were talking about people doubting science as a wholistic concept.

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    Believe in whatever you want to believe in. I don't have any sort of religion, I have my beliefs in what is most likely improbable, but its just another theory. There is no fact of there being a god, reincarnation, heaven, hell, the big bang theory (its just a theory after all), well in fact they are all theories and things that people make up. You have the right to believe in whatever you want, but it doesn't mean it's real or true. These theories/beliefs are there to make you feel wholesome, to have meaning of life and everything around you. Religion was probably partly made up in order to gain power, or to help people connect and form together and result in a equal community; although in fact it really only made it worse in the end.. ehh, I'm done ranting off now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Invis. View Post
    Believe in whatever you want to believe in. I don't have any sort of religion, I have my beliefs in what is most likely improbable, but its just another theory. There is no fact of there being a god, reincarnation, heaven, hell, the big bang theory (its just a theory after all), well in fact they are all theories and things that people make up. You have the right to believe in whatever you want, but it doesn't mean it's real or true. These theories/beliefs are there to make you feel wholesome, to have meaning of life and everything around you. Religion was probably partly made up in order to gain power, or to help people connect and form together and result in a equal community; although in fact it really only made it worse in the end.. ehh, I'm done ranting off now.

    1. Evolution is not "just a theory" any more than gravity.

    2. Religion, from the people who created it to the people who used it, has always been misused. If you follow the bible/quran, you can argue that there is a ton of bad morals and very few good ones.


    So as far as teaching people morals or "meaning in life" I think religion is actually one of the worse ways to do that.

    It creates a problem when the morals/ meaning isn't founded on something real.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Invis. View Post
    well in fact they are all theories and things that people make up.
    You literally don't have a single inkling as to what a theory actually is.
    A HYPOTHESIS is an inference, a THEORY is proven time and time again.
    When the earth is changed into a humid dungeon,
    In which Hope like a bat
    Goes beating the walls with her timid wings
    And knocking her head against the rotten ceiling;
    When the rain stretching out its endless train
    Imitates the bars of a vast prison
    And a silent horde of loathsome spiders
    Comes to spin their webs in the depths of our brains,
    All at once the bells leap with rage
    And hurl a frightful roar at heaven,
    Even as wandering spirits with no country
    Burst into a stubborn, whimpering cry.
    — And without drums or music, long hearses
    Pass by slowly in my soul; Hope, vanquished,
    Weeps, and atrocious, despotic Anguish
    On my bowed skull plants her black flag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aborted View Post

    You literally don't have a single inkling as to what a theory actually is.
    A HYPOTHESIS is an inference, a THEORY is proven time and time again.
    Thank you for correcting me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Empire View Post



    1. Evolution is not "just a theory" any more than gravity.

    2. Religion, from the people who created it to the people who used it, has always been misused. If you follow the bible/quran, you can argue that there is a ton of bad morals and very few good ones.


    So as far as teaching people morals or "meaning in life" I think religion is actually one of the worse ways to do that.

    It creates a problem when the morals/ meaning isn't founded on something real.
    I understand you, and I believe you. I agree.

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    I am Buddhist, but i don't consider that a religion. Its more of a meditation.
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    I am agnostic, leaning towards atheist. It is a higher probability (perceptively) that god does not exist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Void Aroma View Post
    I am agnostic, leaning towards atheist. It is a higher probability (perceptively) that god does not exist.
    If there's a higher probability of aliens existing than not, then why does the same rule not apply to God?

    "“Religions are, by definition, metaphors, after all: God is a dream, a hope, a woman, an ironist, a father, a city, a house of many rooms, a watchmaker who left his prize chronometer in the desert, someone who loves you—even, perhaps, against all evidence, a celestial being whose only interest is to make sure your football team, army, business, or marriage thrives, prospers, and triumphs over all opposition. Religions are places to stand and look and act, vantage points from which to view the world. So none of this is happening. Such things could not occur. Never a word of it is literally true.” .”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferris Bueller View Post


    If there's a higher probability of aliens existing than not, then why does the same rule not apply to God?
    Are you trying to play devil's advocate or was that a serious question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Void Aroma View Post
    Are you trying to play devil's advocate or was that a serious question?
    A little bit of both.

    "“Religions are, by definition, metaphors, after all: God is a dream, a hope, a woman, an ironist, a father, a city, a house of many rooms, a watchmaker who left his prize chronometer in the desert, someone who loves you—even, perhaps, against all evidence, a celestial being whose only interest is to make sure your football team, army, business, or marriage thrives, prospers, and triumphs over all opposition. Religions are places to stand and look and act, vantage points from which to view the world. So none of this is happening. Such things could not occur. Never a word of it is literally true.” .”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferris Bueller View Post


    If there's a higher probability of aliens existing than not, then why does the same rule not apply to God?
    The possibility of physical life can't be equated to the possibility of a non-existential metaphorical being. By the same logic it could be gathered that the chance of a pink unicorn in the sky is almost certain, while in fact it's far from plausible. We understand the physical processes and conditions needed to create and support life, while the known conditions surrounding the birth of a 'god creature' are nill to none. You're using blanket reasoning, which is not logically viable in this situation. It can be said with almost infinitely more certainty that you'll be able to find loose change in your couch cushions than something not quantifiable and unproven to exist.
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    When the earth is changed into a humid dungeon,
    In which Hope like a bat
    Goes beating the walls with her timid wings
    And knocking her head against the rotten ceiling;
    When the rain stretching out its endless train
    Imitates the bars of a vast prison
    And a silent horde of loathsome spiders
    Comes to spin their webs in the depths of our brains,
    All at once the bells leap with rage
    And hurl a frightful roar at heaven,
    Even as wandering spirits with no country
    Burst into a stubborn, whimpering cry.
    — And without drums or music, long hearses
    Pass by slowly in my soul; Hope, vanquished,
    Weeps, and atrocious, despotic Anguish
    On my bowed skull plants her black flag.

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    The existence of aliens is something that is very probable due to the potential existence of solar systems and planets out there that are similar to our own. These solar systems/planets would have the conditions necessary for basic life, which, over time, might proliferate into life that is a bit more complex. Life that humanity would consider to be aliens. This is something that is possible.

    The existence of a god is not something that is physical, unlike the above scenario, ...at least not to our current denotations of the concept. Determining the existence of god is solely philosophical at this point, since we still know so little about both our universe and what lies outside of it.

    I'm sorry, but it is absolutely ridiculous to compare the logic applied to the existence of aliens to the existence of god. :P

    Edit: It appears that Aborted has ninja'd me. Nonetheless!
    Last edited by The Void Aroma; 05-13-2014 at 04:12 PM.

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    Probably a 50/50 because sometimes I believe on God because they created us but the question I have is Who created God ? no one knows.

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