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      07-08-2013, 01:52 PM   #286
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Originally Posted by grimlock
Science and faith occupy opposite ends of the spectrum, some people prefer to reside on one side and some on the other...
Although they both claim to offer explaination and undersetanding about the nature of reality, they're definitely on opposite ends of that spectrum. One side a is self-correcting, repeatable evidence-based meritocracy with mountains of useful results, and the other is the realm of immagination and argument from authority with no useful results. Definitely opposite ends of the spectrum.



Trusting a doctors advice isn't faith as their advice is based on a self-correcting process with objective evidence that it works (and usually, WHY it works and what the risks are) and a good record of results and extending human life and enhancing quality of life.




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Originally Posted by MP0WER
What is the difference between believing in something that was written and recorded in standard fashion 2000 years ago and believing in something that was written and recorded in standard fashion 20 years ago?
The difference is that Scientific claims are based on repeatable, verifiable evidence- objective. Religious claims are just based on older claims- subjective.

Last edited by carve; 07-08-2013 at 02:27 PM.