Nonsense wrote:As an outsider, I would reasonably speculate that the majority were\are of the 'bible-thumping' variety.
I think that I will stick to the certainty that science offers, rather than the falsity of all things religious.
I think I am correct in my observations through life, that 'science' opens one's eyes & 'faith' closes them'.
“Many people don’t realize that science basically involves assumptions and faith. Wonderful things in both science and religion come from our efforts based on observations, thoughtful assumptions, faith and logic. (With the findings of modern physics, it) seems extremely unlikely (that the existence of life and humanity are ) just accidental.” – Charles Townes, Nobel Laureate and Professor of Physics at UC Berkeley
“It seems to me that when confronted with the marvels of life and the universe, one must ask why and not just how. The only possible answers are religious…. I find a need for God in the universe and in my own life.” - Arthur L. Schawlow, Professor of Physics at Stanford University, winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, believes that new scientific discoveries provide compelling evidence for a personal God.
“Many have a feeling that somehow intelligence must have been involved in the laws of the universe.” (Charles Townes, 1964 Nobel Prize winner in Physics, “Science Finds God,” Newsweek, 20 July, 1998)
“The probability of life originating from accident is comparable to the probability of the unabridged dictionary resulting from an explosion in a printing shop.” (Dr. Edwin Conklin, evolutionist and professor of biology at Princeton University.)
“The explanation value of the evolutionary hypothesis of common origin is nil! Evolution not only conveys no knowledge, it seems to convey anti-knowledge. How could I work on evolution ten years and learn nothing from it? Most of you in this room will have to admit that in the last ten years we have seen the basis of evolution go from fact to faith! It does seem that the level of knowledge about evolution is remarkably shallow. We know it ought not be taught in high school, and that’s all we know about it.” (Dr. Colin Patterson, evolutionist and senior Paleontologist at the British Museum of Natural History, which houses 60 million fossils)
As to "the falsity of all things religious:
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
The Holy Bible was written more than 2000 years ago. In 1924, Edwin Hubble proved that the spiral nebula in the constellation Andromeda was a separate galaxy, apart from the Milky Way. This extended the size and scale of our universe by many orders of magnitude. Then, after hearing Albert Einstein's theory of relativity, Georges Lemaître, an ordained Catholic priest, proposed the “primeval atom” in 1927 – in other words, the creation of the universe. This breathtaking advancement in scientific thinking came not from a pontificating atheist, claiming to have exclusive jurisdiction over truth and science, but rather from a devoted follower of the Creator of heaven and earth. Contrary to their pretensions, atheists do not possess the only key to discovery and knowledge.
In 1929, Fred Hubble discovered the Red Shift, eliminating any doubt that Lemaitre was right and Einstein wrong. Einstein had said to Lemaître , "your mathematics is correct but your physics is abominable." This phenomenon, Red Shift, shows that some galaxies are moving away from us at greater speeds than others, and that such velocities are proportional to their distance. This gave strong corroboration to the Big Bang theory of creation. The residual heat predicted in 1927 by Lemaître, and derisively dismissed by Albert Einstein, was later confirmed by Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson who in 1965 discovered the residual background radiation which is a remnant of the Big Bang. Penzias and Wilson of course received the Nobel Prize for their discovery, which was accidental. Genesis 1:1 was not.
Prior to Lemaître’s radical proposal, scientists believed that the universe was eternal, that it had always been as we see it today. An inherent aspect of the Steady State Universe is the assumption that matter is continuously being created, somewhere, somehow. This passed for science, until it was disproved in the 1965 Astrophysical Journal.
So we see Twentieth Century confirmation of the profoundly deep science originally expressed in the first sentence of the first paragraph of the first book of the Bible, and scientifically advanced centuries later by a Catholic priest (A “Fundie,”as Christians are so snidely denigrated by atheists), before anyone else.
Genesis 2:7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Genesis 3:19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
Modern chemistry could not have begun before 1802, when John Dalton formally provided experimental evidence that matter is composed of discrete atoms. Everything before this was mere speculation – guesswork. Nevertheless, it is clearly stated in Genesis that man is “formed of the dust of the ground”, which is to say, the same elements of carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, iron, nitrogen, etc, that we find in . . . dust of the ground, minerals.
I have much, much more of what YOU call "falsity" from the Holy Bible. It will be presented when and where I choose, much to your dismay.
When 'faith' determines the fate of non-believers of any particular 'faith', with such punishment's (sic) as burning 'witches' or men, alive at the stake, imprisonment, mass slaughter, 'ex-communication', a myriad of (sic) inhuman tortures to make them comply for the purpose of simply controlling people, it's time to question just what 'faith' is about.
“The dogma of Christianity gets worn away before the advance of science. Religion will have to make more and more concessions. Gradually the myths crumble.” – Adolf Hitler
Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins became atheists after long and exhaustive rational inquiries into the existence of God, both at the age of nine. - The Irrational Atheist, by Vox Day, page 243
Atheism is the natural and inseparable part of communism. - Vladimir Lenin
100,000,000 murdered in the atheist name of communism and you choose to focus on a few thousand killed in the Crusades, organized by the Spanish king, and a few score of witches. Which were the more recent and the more numerous victims by far?
Nonsense wrote: The fact that there are mutations within all living things that eventually manifest themselves is evidence of evolution, because it is an agent of change over time, whether beneficial or not.
As an example,explain 'blue' eyes through the eyes(pun intended) of 'faith' Mr 'Wonderful'?
You confuse and extrapolate. Adaptation is unquestionable. Adaptation is NOT Darwinian evolution. Biologists have spent decades and hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars trying to speed up the process by irradiating fruit flies, bacteria, and other animals to create a new specie. All have failed. Flies with four wings cannot survive outside the laboratory. Darwinism fails and you refuse to accept the facts.
Nonsense wrote: Andre PREVIN : "Your (sic) playing all the 'wrong' notes" .
Eric MORECOMBE ; "I'm playing all the 'right' notes,but, not necessarily in the 'right' order".
Grammar is much simpler than science, and you fell flat in your often repeated footnote. None of your other brilliant *scientific* allies told you? But you have *faith* in them....... (Pun intended.)