RE: Phil Johnson

From: Moorad Alexanian (
Date: Mon Oct 01 2001 - 20:44:52 EDT

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    One is not seeking gaps. A scientist does not cease to be human, with all the
    headaches that go with that, when doing science. Questions outside science
    whirl in one's head and such are the questions that are only answered within
    the realm that lies beyond the physical. It is the questions raised in
    historical biology that are by nature in the areas that question our
    philosophical assumptions and overlap with theological issues. Moorad

    >===== Original Message From Jonathan Clarke <> =====
    >But why only seek these gaps in biology? Why not in cosmology also? The
    >supporters of ID have never come clean or even answered this question. In
    the end
    >it is an argument based on ignorance. We can't explain it, so it must be
    >This is not the God of the Bible, the God who makes the winds blow, the sun
    >and the rain fall. Why don't we seek gaps in meteorology and astronomy so as
    >lead people to God?
    >"Moorad Alexanian" wrote:
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    >> It is not a proof that will force people into belief but a dead end to
    >> scientific pursuit. It is not inconceivable that there can be a proof that
    >> essentially invalidates the claims of evolutionary theory. Isn't that in
    >> essence what the ID movement is all about? I am toying with the notion
    that a
    >> genuine scientific search for answers becomes so fruitless that it leads to
    >> belief. Moorad
    >> >===== Original Message From "D. F. Siemens, Jr." <>
    >> >On Sun, 30 Sep 2001 20:46:21 -0400 "Moorad
    >> >Alexanian<>" <> writes:
    >> >> As I wrote you can do some intellectual gymnastics and reconcile your
    >> >> theology
    >> >> with evolutionary theory. I am not ready to do that yet. However,
    >> >> within the
    >> >> context of a scientific theory, it is hard to reach such a position
    >> >> that those
    >> >> proposing it will throw up their hands and say there must be a God.
    >> >> One must
    >> >> have a sort of Godel type theorem negating the possibility of
    >> >> evolutionary
    >> >> theory in order for all scientists to discard it and become
    >> >> believers. I do
    >> >> not think that is possible for otherwise there is no need of faith
    >> >> which goes
    >> >> contrary to the nature of God. Moorad
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >Moorad,
    >> >I'm having trouble with this. How can there be a proof that will coerce
    >> >belief in God? Again, you confuse a scientific theory with denying the
    >> >existence of the deity, when the problem is with the atheism, materialism
    >> >and scientism which are not part of science at all.
    >> >Dave

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