Re Rothery, 5-10 6:37 PM: "You'll ascribe the origin of the universe to _anything_ as long as it's _not_ God." Correct, and it is important to understand why. Firstly, there is absolutely no evidence, of any sort whatever, that any sort of god exists. (Furthermore, it is provable that there CANNOT be such evidence .) Secondly, adding a "goddidit" as a hypothesis is completely useless: it does not enable predictions of any sort whatever .
Quoting Irish Lace: "scientists do not seek to prove anything? They seek only to falsify"
This is almost always true, because most scientific theories are universal statements, which can be falsified but cannot be proved. So scientists don't trouble themselves trying to do something which is impossible in principle to do. There is an important exception: the theory of evolution consists only of two existential statements, which are provable by demonstration -- and since both of these have in fact been demonstrated, the theory of evolution is provably correct.
1. Search for "saundersg" in other Customer Discussions, and find the proof on the last page of the entries shown, in the forum "Belief in the Christian god is absurd".
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