Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 95 E300
Location: Inside my head
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Scientifically evaluating the testable events of Genesis is tedious, has been done, and provides parsimonious alternative explanations for those events that are testable. Whether or not people choose to accept them is irrelevant. Indeed, those alternatives are themselves testable and tested.
Many, if not most claims or descriptions found in Genesis are untestable. Or at least, have never been asserted in a falsifiable statement. A statement that is not falsifiable is by definition, unscientific.
Scince has no business asking unscientific questions.
OTOH, religion is unconstrained. It need not reference reason or logic or evidence or fact or anything real. Since religion is by definition unfalsifiable, it cannot offer a proof of itself that is falsifiable.
Or paraphrasing Martin Luther, by faith alone will the religious truth be revealed.
Most modern, educated people find groundless assertions of reality unsatisfactory.
The biggest problems we are facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all and thatís what I intend to reverse.
~ Senator Barack H. Obama