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Old 02-02-2007, 04:00 PM   #38
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Re: The Root of all Evil/Trobule With Atheism

Originally Posted by Mike Doolittle View Post
As I've already shown in this thread, we can deduce scientifically that whatever brought the universe into existent was supernatural transcending our universe's natural laws. You wouldn't assume the universe doesn't exist only because its origins are supernatural and can't be measured from within our existential vacuum, but you can still logically deduce that the supernatural must exist even though by scientific standards it's not an "objective" claim since we cannot directly observe or test the supernatural.
This is incorrect. Our ignorance of how the universe works is not evidence of the supernatural. It's much more plausible to believe that we don't know everything about the natural than to assume the existence of a supernatural.

We've covered this before but you seem to return to this nevertheless. However much you claim not to be using a God-of-the-gaps theory, you seem to justify a lot of your propositions by means of the failure of other theories to provide a comprehensive picture of things, rather than by means of positive argumentations or proof.
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