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Sat Jan 7, 2017 4:01pm

This sort of thing is what I do, basically. Okay, these days it's mostly philosophy of science, not straight-up logic or technical philosophy (or the subject area of my dissertation, which is semiotics...a branch of linguistic philosophy). But at least broadly what I do.

"The Christian God, by his very nature, can not be tested for. How do you verify through the means we have available today for something that exist outside of, and thus is not bound by, the laws of the universe? "

Interestingly, I have a monograph on this very subject, one I've promised to find a way to link to without messing with my admittedly obsessive privacy concerns (and of course now that I've revisited it, I've started re-writing and's a curse, I tell you). But suffice it to say that I agree, and I have come to consider the synthetic proposition "God exists" to be unfalsifiable, at least for definitions of God that incorporate most or all of what is believed about the Judeo-Christian God.

I also feel the same way about the supernatural. I allow for its existence...but I don't personally believe there are supernatural phenomena. Sure, there seem to be some acausal phenomena at the quantum level...but I have seen no reason to believe that acausality occurs at any other point.

  • Good post!!Ennui, Sat Jan 7 8:35am
    "For most everything else, reality demands that one allow for the possibility of a need to revise one's beliefs on the basis of new information." I, for one, have already changed my position. In my... more
    • Thank you! — Poppet, Sat Jan 7 4:01pm
      • I tend toEnnui, Sat Jan 7 8:21pm
        guard my privacy too, so I understand. But if you ever find a way to link to your monograph, I would be very interested in reading it.
    • Hope springs eternalContrarian, Sat Jan 7 11:53am
      Please hold that thought. You just might morph towards the reality that "logic" is not necessarily the foundation of reason.
      • Sometimes IEnnui, Sat Jan 7 8:25pm
        look up at the mystery of the night sky, and wonder. It can be quite captivating. But logic is a valuable tool. :)
        • The nigh skyContrarian , Sun Jan 8 11:48am
          A few years ago I could actually observe a pristine night sky. Not anymore. But I won't belabor the truth in this reply.
      • Hope IS ETERNAL. (nm)jb, Sat Jan 7 2:23pm
        • Life is eternalContrarian, Sat Jan 7 5:01pm
          Hope is a human emotion. The spirit that creates life is eternal.
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