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To: editor-surveyor

Don’t worry, they’ll find some way of fitting it into the ToE, because, after all, there will never be any evidence that doesn’t support it.

Creationists are always challenged to find evidence that would disprove the ToE and laughed at with the *if you can find any* comment. So they have decided already that there will never be any evidence that would disprove the ToE.

The amazing elastic one size fits all theory will go on being stretched to fit. They even admit it themselves; *the theory is adjusted as new data comes in*. No room for disproof there.


16 posted on 07/22/2007 9:14:40 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom

Newton’s theory of gravity was adjusted by Einstein, who had new data that Newton didn’t have. That doesn’t mean Newton was wrong or that gravity doesn’t exist. It’s the same thing with evolution.


19 posted on 07/22/2007 9:21:25 PM PDT by conserveababe
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To: metmom; editor-surveyor
"The amazing elastic one size fits all theory will go on being stretched to fit. They even admit it themselves; *the theory is adjusted as new data comes in*. No room for disproof there."

That's because the foundation of naturalism is always constant. It is the limiting factor for science, and yes science is limited. Science can *never* propose an explanation that is *not* natural. Therefore the requirement of being 'scientific' is the requirement for naturalism.

ID and creation are excluded a priori, not as a matter of the strength of the interpretation of the evidence.

75 posted on 07/23/2007 10:04:40 AM PDT by GourmetDan
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To: metmom
The amazing elastic one size fits all theory will go on being stretched to fit. They even admit it themselves; *the theory is adjusted as new data comes in*. No room for disproof there.

I don't know very much about the biological sciences, but in physics theories are at times disproved. In the latter part of the nineteenth century experimental data disproved Newton's laws of motion. It took a few decades until Eistein came up with a theory that accounted for the new data. Now we know that Eistein's theory of relativity is not correct either, but there is not yet a consensus about which theory will replace Eistein. It will probably take a few decades before a consensus is reached.

It is important to keep in mind that a theory in science is never proved, although a theory can be disproved. Only mathematics provides rigorous proof because mathematics uses deductive reasoning.

Science uses inductive reasoning, and inductive reasoning is never a proof unless you have complete enumeration, and complete enumeration is not possible in this case. So when scientists speak carefully, they never say that a theory has been proved. They can only say that the data they have collected supports some theory.

77 posted on 07/23/2007 10:41:34 AM PDT by stripes1776
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To: metmom
I had intended to post one the intellectual perspectives of the achiles heel of the evotheorisits, but decided to modify my post to go into a different direction. Even in posting this I am certain that there will be flames for my post. But I don't mind, for I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believes; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

It is interesting that this historian/philosopher/teacher/preacher's words were written ~1900 years ago. Long before the Beagle set sail and long before the study of origins based upon the fossilzed bones of creatures long dead.

It is interesting because even back then there were folks just like the evolutionsist of today. They were doing the exact same thing as the evolutionsists of today. Namely changing the glory of God into corruptable lies and worshipping the creation as god...as their savior. But, like all who worship idols, their futility is to their own demise.

Truly, a man self-deceived is indeed twice deceived.

Here is what Paul said to those creation worshippers 1900 years ago.

"For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God has made it plain to them.

For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

Because that, when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves

Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen."

...and Amen

..and now, let the fools begin to flame away...

236 posted on 07/27/2007 7:04:29 AM PDT by woollyone (whyquit.com ...if you think you can't quit, you're simply not informed yet.)
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