Re: Science vs. Theology

From: D. F. Siemens, Jr. <>
Date: Thu Apr 14 2005 - 00:55:51 EDT

On Wed, 13 Apr 2005 23:32:41 -0400 "Don Perrett"
<> writes:
> Dave,
> While I would agree on certain issues, what one would call a truth
> is
> actually an opinion. But if I told you the sun was the sun. Would
> you say
> this was my opinion. The only thing that could be debated the use
> of the
> word or the language being used. One cannot debate whether there
> in
> fact/truth there is a sun or not. To do so, would mean that nothing
> could
> be proven. Even science relies on instruments to measure things.
> If the
> reason for measuring something is to find out how or why it behaves
> a
> certain way, this is acceptable. And with time and sufficiently
> acceptable
> proof, one then can call the theory truth. If one is trying to
> measure
> something which can be detected by natural means (senses) then you
> can no
> longer rely on the instrument itself than the thing being measured.
> How do
> you know that anything actually exists. Must all things be measures
> and
> analyzed before determining its true existence, or are there things
> which
> can be easily determined (just by looking) to be true? If so, then
> you have
> just agreed with my original point.
> Don P
If you are saying 'the sun is the sun,' then you are uttering a
tautology. But I don't think that's what you mean. So I have to conclude
that I'd have to back up and expalin a great deal. You've missed the
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