RE: information creation and promissory materialism

Pim van Meurs (
Wed, 13 Oct 1999 09:08:47 -0700

Bertvan: Both sides could be accused of following a God of the gaps. As naturalistic explanations are found, theists must revise their religion (not a bad system), and as naturalistic explanations reveal more complexity and unexplained phenomina, science must revise it's theories.

But science works with the understanding that this likely will happen. Religion on the other hand attributes the unknown to a deity and later has to revise the contributions of the deity. Quite different. One says, we don't fully know (yet) the other side says, what we do not know points to a deity. The more we get to know the fewer gaps remain in science and the more gaps show up in the deity.

Bertvan: (The same excellent system some theists use.) Only an agnostic suspects neither side will reach any final, ultimate truth.

If such exists of course. And you have failed to logically explain why science could not reach the same 'truth'.
Oh well.