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Giant Unicorn --> God --> Big Bang --> Universe --> Gelatinous ooze --> --> Single cell organisms --> fish --> amphians --> reptiles --> birds & mammals --> monkeys --> people --> people with so much time on their hands they post in this thread.
I respect you too much to believe you came from an ape.
Science is not only subordinate to God, but to nature, as one of the great ways to look at nature. Probably only the third best way to look at nature--#1, naturally; #2, artistically
"I have a friend who's an artist, and he sometimes takes a view which I don't agree with. He'll hold up a flower and say, "Look how beautiful it is," and I'll agree. But then he'll say, "I, as an artist, can see how beautiful a flower is. But you, as a scientist, take it all apart and it becomes dull." I think he's kind of nutty.
First of all, the beauty that he sees is available to other people - and to me, too, I believe. Although I might not be quite as refined aesthetically as he is, I can appreciate the beauty of a flower. But at the same time, I see much more in the flower than he sees. I can imagine the cells inside, which also have a beauty. There's beauty not just at the dimension of one centimeter; there's also beauty at a smaller dimension.
There are the complicated actions of the cells, and other processes. The fact that the colors in the flower have evolved in order to attract insects to pollinate it is interesting; that means insects can see the colors. That adds a question: does this aesthetic sense we have also exist in lower forms of life? There are all kinds of interesting questions that come from a knowledge of science, which only adds to the excitement and mystery and awe of a flower. It only adds. I don't understand how it subtracts." -Richard Feynman
Tell you what, I'll carefully study a dozen or two pages of your most recommended book,
That is an incredibly cowardly way to say you're not interested.
Or is that actually how you usually read?
Your understanding of science can be summarized as your utterly wrong impression that it says humans came from apes, and your desire to learn more extends to being willing to "carefully study a dozen or so pages" of one book. Uh, okay. The fact that you spent your last thread accusing other people of closed mindedness makes this even funnier in context.
I can't wait to hear your well-informed reasons for thinking that the Earth was created with dinosaur bones in it.
You have no idea if (or how recently) anyone here has read the Bible, because it's possible to do so and not reach your conclusions. Your refusal to even look at any evidence that you think you might disagree with is revealing. Your labeling of science as "doctrine" shows your level of understanding.
Or do you want to indocrinate me with your doctrine and slight mine?
What an incredibly open-minded thing to say. Exactly the sort of thing you would hear from a well-informed person interested in learning about how things work.
Originally Posted by bluegospel View Post
Tell you what, I'll carefully study a dozen or two pages of your most recommended book, if you'll carefully study either the book of Proverbs or the gospel of either Matthew, Luke, or John.
With what care? Can I test you? You choose the book.
With what care? Can I test you? You choose the book.
I'd like you to make an argument for why this would be relevant, please.
Or are you operating on the "logic" that if someone here can be deemed lacking in knowledge of the Bible, then everything ever discovered by science (which you've just stated that you'll refuse to look at) is wrong?