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2014-02-13 12:14:39 AM

InterruptingQuirk: Are there any other magical/supernatural events that we encounter for which we attempt to figure out using natural means? Shall we boil down every iota of our thoughts to quarks colliding?

I recognize that anything that is perceived to be magical/supernatural is merely not fully understood yet. And yet, we do not have a unified field theory and we claim to render all these things that we don't understand for which some people claim to be magical/supernatural as being impossible. Of course the burden is on the one making the claim and I don't propose that anything be taught as science or truth until they can be proved. It is merely the arrogant position that is taken regarding things that are not understood and have not been proven to have never happened. It is easy enough to say that something has not been proven and is therefore not verifiable so the need to debate its usefulness or lack thereof waits upon the claim to either play out or not.

This is not an argument for ID or for creationism. It is an argument for humility.


You are missing the point. This event isn't some possible thing that may have happened in the past. It is a myth so ridiculous that the only response is ridicule.

When truthers start spewing their crap you don't sit quietly out of humility ... you point out the idiotic flaws in their "evidence". That is what people are doing with this myth.
 
2014-02-13 09:05:50 AM

Farking Canuck: InterruptingQuirk: Are there any other magical/supernatural events that we encounter for which we attempt to figure out using natural means? Shall we boil down every iota of our thoughts to quarks colliding?

I recognize that anything that is perceived to be magical/supernatural is merely not fully understood yet. And yet, we do not have a unified field theory and we claim to render all these things that we don't understand for which some people claim to be magical/supernatural as being impossible. Of course the burden is on the one making the claim and I don't propose that anything be taught as science or truth until they can be proved. It is merely the arrogant position that is taken regarding things that are not understood and have not been proven to have never happened. It is easy enough to say that something has not been proven and is therefore not verifiable so the need to debate its usefulness or lack thereof waits upon the claim to either play out or not.

This is not an argument for ID or for creationism. It is an argument for humility.

You are missing the point. This event isn't some possible thing that may have happened in the past. It is a myth so ridiculous that the only response is ridicule.

When truthers start spewing their crap you don't sit quietly out of humility ... you point out the idiotic flaws in their "evidence". That is what people are doing with this myth.


I guess, I still haven't gotten on board with the whole smite idiots from on high my superior knowledge base throne schtick. I know we are dealing with adults here and not little schoolchildren, but I think back to the dickhole teachers that I had who would kick their feet up on their desk and mortify the kids who didn't know the answers up at the front of the class. They did not go on to success I imagine.
 
2014-02-13 10:55:15 AM

InterruptingQuirk: I guess, I still haven't gotten on board with the whole smite idiots from on high my superior knowledge base throne schtick.


Well you have to choose where to draw the line.

You're not doing anyone any favors when you smile and nod at their beliefs that Helios pulls the sun across the sky with a chariot.

But a deist's god cannot really be argued against (aside from the standard question of why entertain the concept at all?).

Everything in between can go either way.
 
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