Re: By Design (was Re: Numbers)

From: Jim Armstrong (jarmstro@qwest.net)
Date: Thu Mar 06 2003 - 16:28:32 EST

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    Again, the essence of all "proofs" is the sufficiency of persuasive.
    That intrinsically introduces a subjective element since our individual
    criteria for "sufficiently persuasive" vary all over the map. Even
    "rigorous" mathematical proofs are, for example, subject to one's
    acceptance of the starting assumptions, and in these days even the most
    basic of assumptions in mathematics are subject to review and even
    reframing. So it is not surprising that what may be sufficient to
    constitute convincing proof for one of us may not satisfy another who
    per force applies a different set of criteria.

    With that, I favor the flavor of the amended Burgy-statement. JimA

    John Burgeson wrote:

    > Vernon wrote: "these facts (augmented by the many other phenomena
    > described in the pages of http://www.otherbiblecode.com) constitute
    > proof that certain key parts of the biblical text as found in
    > current copies of the Hebrew and Greek originals are intelligently
    > designed... ."
    >
    > I would tentatively accept the statement above if you altered it to
    > read: "these facts (augmented by the many other phenomena described in
    > the pages of http://www.otherbiblecode.com) constitute EVIDENCE FOR
    > THE CLAIM that certain key parts of the biblical text as found in
    > current copies of the Hebrew and Greek originals are intelligently
    > designed BY A SUPERNATURAL BEING NOT A HUMAN ... ."
    >
    > Do you see the difference in your statement and my change to it? It
    > is, I think, a key difference.
    >
    > That being said, the question then becomes how strong the evidence is,
    > and, if the claim is true, what difference does it make.
    >
    > To reiterate my own position on this, I see the evidence for the claim
    > as too weak to consider seriously, and that, even if true, it does not
    > make any real difference to anything that matters.
    >
    > Burgy
    >
    > www.burgy.50megs.com
    >
    >
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