Started by Solitary, August 01, 2013, 01:28:12 AM
Quote from: "Solitary"a good scientists is never certain that he has absolute truth.
Quote from: "SGOS"I remember back in my Christian days being interrogated by a fundamentalist."Do you believe in God?""Yes, I believe in God.""No, do you really believe?""Yes, I believe.""I mean do you really really believe beyond a doubt?"Holy crap. What did that guy want me to say? Apparently, none of my responses were good enough. So then he gets me taking a closer look at my doubt, and of course there are many. Why doesn't God appear? Why when I pray, does it seem like there's no one at the other end? Why have I only heard about miracles, but never see one? It goes on and on. I was OK just believing, but now apparently I'm screwed with an eternity of damnation. There is no place for reason in such a religion. Yeah, it's possible that this guy's version of truth was just bullshit, but then... but then, maybe so was my grandmother's. Maybe everyone else's version of absolute truth is wrong, too.So maybe it's just a matter of probabilities? But even probabilities have to based on something more than feelings, opinions, and authority."Well," he says, "Look in your heart," whatever that means? I think it means be honest with yourself, so when I take an honest look "in my heart", I don't actually know. I just fucking don't know. Looking in my heart leads nowhere... Well, it does lead me to question. I guess that's somewhere.And it's all down hill from there. Eventually, you end up in an atheist forum with a bunch of other lost souls who are cursed and cast into the eternal fire.We must accept our fate. If there is an absolute truth, we can never know what it is, and we are all lost in the end. We can only give it our best shot, and that means probabilities, which are mathematical in nature and lead us in the wrong direction away from absolutes.What are you going to do? 8-[
Quote from: "Solitary"Wrong! Old Seer says we are all God. :-D Solitary
Quote from: "LikelyToBreak"Solitary, well written. Makes senses.I might add, that it seems the more touted the "Scientific Proof" is, the worse the actual "science" really is.
Quote from: "Fidel_Castronaut"Indeed. The core premise of the scientific method is to prove yourself wrong, after all. In many ways the total opposite of the theistic position of [s:2c71d9g7]trying to prove[/s:2c71d9g7] assuming yourself right.
Quote from: "SGOS"In poker, this would be betting everything you've got and going "all in" even if the cards in your hand are kind of shitty.