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September 29, 2011

"Which brings me to the thylacine and the fossa."

Lupinity, Felinity, and the Limits of Method
The modern scientific method discovers the kind of reality it is specifically designed to discover; and even in cases where it finds its explanatory reserves overly taxed, it must presume that in future some sort of “mechanical” cause will be found to restore the balance, and so issue itself a promissory note to that effect. But, again, this may mean that it must also overlook realities that actually lie very near at hand, either quite open to investigation if another method could be found, or so obviously beyond investigation as to mark out the limits of scientific method with particular clarity. Which brings me to the thylacine and the fossa....

Posted by Vanderleun at September 29, 2011 5:15 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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The name of the game is to disprove Creation, or at least to shame or demonize Believers, and to do either or both at any cost. No matter how hard they try to distinguish themselves, they are looking more and more like a cult. They worship a godless creation and yet they seem almost spiritual in finding themselves there. Is that religion, narcissism or both? Sometimes, I think it is just anti-God.

Posted by: RedCarolina at September 29, 2011 6:44 PM


You and me both, brother. Atheism has, in the past, been an honorable (if misguided, imo) position, which has been most honestly expressed by its thoughtful adherents as agnosticism - which is itself the most stringent of intellectual responses, i.e. "I don't know."

In its modern "scientific" incarnation, atheism is pure and simple anti-theism, the political descendant of the anti-clericalism that was such a prominent feature of the French Revolution.

Like Linear thinking, which is a component of Intuition rather than its alternative, ant-theism cannot exist without a truth to deny, and collapses of its own weight. "Atheism" is incapable of explaining religion.

Religion, on the other hand, characterizes atheism very succinctly with an argument defined in the 4th century, and keeping that in mind as one watches the writhing of its opponents explains everything...


All of modern "atheism" collapses with the assumption of their alternatives...


Angry children can destroy what is, but can never offer an alternative - which is coincidentally as good a definition of Marxism/Leninism as I've ever been able to come up with.

Posted by: Anonymous at September 30, 2011 7:17 AM

Check out Reasons.org It's a ministry founded by a CalTech Astrophysicist Hugh Ross and it's purpose is to show how a proper understanding of Scripture and Science have no conflicts.

Every day more reasons are discovered for the God of the Bible.

They have several podcasts such as Science NewFlash, detailing new scientific discoveries, Straight Thinking, rigorous philosophical training, and I Didn't Know That, which is a Q&A session.

Don't bring a bunch of assumptions just listen and check out what they say.

For a more university-like philosophical examination of the issues, may I suggest Stand To Reason, str.org.

Posted by: Scott M at September 30, 2011 3:15 PM

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