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    09-15-2017, 06:22 PM
    Aquinian replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    Let's see, I'm saying I'm not convinced that the various species evolved. You lot are very annoyed that an agnostic like that exists. I pointed out...
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    09-15-2017, 06:16 PM
    Aquinian replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    Tom, this thread isn't an-anti-science thread, except insofar as people you might otherwise agree with have been saying that we can't really be...
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    09-15-2017, 06:13 PM
    Aquinian replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    It was both thoughtful and interesting. And welcome, in the midst of the teenagers saying how much they don't understand my gobbledegook, and how...
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    09-14-2017, 04:45 AM
    Aquinian replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    I found it interesting that the means of speciation, certainly the heart of evolutionary theory, is reduced to the status of "hypothesis"...
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    09-14-2017, 04:44 AM
    Aquinian replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    Mate, I'm not politicising it, I'm aware of its political origins. And you can read all about them, all over the 'net, if you care to look. This is...
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    09-14-2017, 04:42 AM
    Aquinian replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    I trust the expert, but I want to know what his expertise is, what weight he has, and then read or listen carefully to what the expert is saying, and...
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    09-14-2017, 04:30 AM
    Aquinian replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    On the controversy that existed before Darwin wrote On the Origin of Species (and Darwin was neck-deep in it, but secretly): ...
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    09-14-2017, 03:24 AM
    Aquinian replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    How many of you agree with this article? https://www.thoughtco.com/modern-evolutionary-synthesis-1224613
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    09-14-2017, 03:06 AM
    Aquinian replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    How refreshing! You sound like a scientist, not a magazine-educated populist.
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    09-14-2017, 03:03 AM
    Aquinian replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    Nick, I'm sorry, but you don't get it at all. Maybe somebody else can explain it to you better than I can. Think about it this way. Prior to...
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    09-14-2017, 02:41 AM
    Aquinian replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    I do think that, and I notice that frequently in this thread the posts are on why belief in God is not tenable, which is off-topic and demonstrates...
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    09-14-2017, 12:05 AM
    Aquinian replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    You sound a little, um, zealous about this... "Appeasing" (well entrenched emotive term) "zealots" (people that fail to agree with you) is not to...
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    09-14-2017, 12:01 AM
    Aquinian replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    12 pages, mostly consisting of jerk comments without any real content, and you want to bring attention to that? Are you trying to highlight how...
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    09-13-2017, 11:23 PM
    I'm pretty good at popping balloons inflated with hot air. Call me a pr!ck. We both know what happened, you looked for a point-scoring...
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    09-13-2017, 11:14 PM
    Aquinian replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    The point I was making is that the way that people post here (see above for several examples today alone) frightens normal people into silence. I'm...
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    09-13-2017, 10:44 PM
    Aquinian replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    Exhibit B: The modern mind at work. Math doesn't explain "why" Nick, it just tells us "what" in one narrow aspect - i.e. "number" or "quantity". ...
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    09-13-2017, 10:41 PM
    Aquinian replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    True, but then we go to school and the teachers use "why" when they're telling us "how" and we get confused. See above for several examples of this...
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    09-13-2017, 01:00 AM
    I'm not angry, I'm disgusted. I must try and remember this is the Bilge.
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    09-13-2017, 12:57 AM
    Ian used the term in its non-scholarly, pejorative sense. The sense that Protestant and Enlightenment propagandists used it in. The sense that I...
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    09-12-2017, 09:03 PM
    JohnW, I noted what you did regarding the well-known, defined, term "Dark Ages" so I don't think you are in a position to engage in a discussion...
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    09-12-2017, 08:33 PM
    Aquinian replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    Greg, that's right, and there's a remarkable fact that few know, and that is that there is no recorded case of the seal of confession being broken. ...
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    09-12-2017, 08:31 PM
    Aquinian replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    It's an entirely unreal proposal anyway. Almost nobody who is obdurate goes to confession (despite common Prot propaganda to the contrary); the...
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    09-12-2017, 09:36 AM
    Aquinian replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    So, you too can measure, define relations, and use this childlike knowledge practically, but you can't say why sails generate lift. If you could, you...
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    09-12-2017, 09:28 AM
    Aquinian replied to a thread Can someone explain? in The Bilge
    And you claim it was a sober intellectual judgement!
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    09-12-2017, 08:24 AM
    Aquinian replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    Duncan, stop. The fact is, we can describe it, we can measure it, we have defined a set of relations between the measurements, but we don't know why....
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    09-12-2017, 08:22 AM
    Aquinian replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    Note how he transfers the onus of proof. Typical charlatan. A scientist wouldn't do that.
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    09-12-2017, 08:20 AM
    Aquinian replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    I like that, Peter.
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    09-12-2017, 06:00 AM
    Aquinian replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    Nick, watch this from around minute 8: https://youtu.be/yqwb4HIrORM
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    09-12-2017, 05:50 AM
    Aquinian replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    This is what I summarized in the OP. The hierarchy of nature is presented as though it were in itself evidence of evolution, and then there are...
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    09-12-2017, 04:59 AM
    Aquinian replied to a thread Can someone explain? in The Bilge
    But of course, since Hume demolished causality, you're not allowed to say that the one caused the other. :) Atheism is strongly correlated with...
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