Monday, November 8, 2010 12:53:03 PM
i don't understand why the burden of proof has been put on non theists Because an extraordinary claim requires extraordinary proof. The extraordinary claim of evolution has mountains of proof that has far exceeded the threshold of extraordinary decades ago. Now its time for religion to pony up.
[quote]If you want me to believe something(and tithe 10% of my income, obey a bunch of arbitrary rules, and get on my knees and thank you for the opportunity to do so), you should really have a good reason[/quote] How do you feel? Good? Healthy? Prosperous? Guess what? Science gave that to you. 30-39, you are past the average lifespan of those who were devoid of science. The results of science have clothed you, fed you, housed you, employed you, entertained you, made you healthy and long lived. But all you do is look for the arrogance in proofs and blindly give allegiance to your team as if this were a game.
Monday, November 8, 2010 7:36:26 AM
Interesting, but this is a perfect example of why I can not call myself an atheist. It is very arrogant to assume that there is not a reason for the nerve to be so close to the heart, and even more arrogant to present it as proof of anything but an example of our lack of understanding of the world at large,It may very well be that our bodies use this as a "timing chain" for vocalization. Religion does this all the time, but science, if it wants to be taken seriously, should hold itself to a higher standard.Also, i don't understand why the burden of proof has been put on non theists. If you want me to believe something(and tithe 10% of my income, obey a bunch of arbitrary rules, and get on my knees and thank you for the opportunity to do so), you should really have a good reason.