"A common perspective among the so called "new" atheists is that there is not a God because science has found no evidence of him.
That's a strawman. I've never heard anybody say that. What I have heard is that there is no evidence…"
""Yes, and if we're opposed to murder, we shouldn't murder. And if we're opposed to stealing etc. Not an argument. Sometimes, the state recognises that a practice is mortally wrong to the point of needing to be…"
"Again, you're just pushing back the question. Ok, so there is a rule that forces weak nuclear force to behave like that. Exactly like that? That's a pretty precise rule. What caused that...etc.
Isn't that analogous to a leaf…"
What you're arguing is essentially the same, and I'd give the same response. You don't know if there's a multiverse or not, you don't know what a "large" range of possible constants is, and you…"
"All entropy means is that at one time, the universe was hotter and more dense. You can't draw any conclusions about "perfection" from it.
No, you just have to justify that the outside world is actually there, which can be done…"
"No, it doesn't mean that everything has decayed, it means that the total disorder of the universe has increased, which is different from decay. Entropy doesn't stop us from finding fossils or tracing the history of the universe back. Why…"
"1) Entropy makes it impossible to test to see if the universe was coated with oxygen at one point or another? Entropy makes it impossible to find fossils of previous members of our species that could breathe without air? What?
"1) So at one point the universe could not have killed us in 10000 ways? There should be empirical evidence for that, either in biology or cosmology.
2) First, I just want to point out that a lot of theists do cite the "God of the…"
"Personally, I think religion as a concept is a bit silly. However, that is not to say that religious people are stupid. I see religion being used for both good and bad. I see bad religious people, bad atheists, good religious people, and good…"
"Hello! I live about 20 minutes south of Baltimore. I don't really know any nerdfighters other than my sister. However, I have seen notes in John's books. I suspect there are more of us than you think."