Sprout
Of course we cannot prove that
Mon Oct 1, 2018 1:31pm
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invisible, pink flying elephants do not exist...

Yet, at the same time, any reasonable and rational person would not make any serious real world decision that DEPENDS on the existence of invisible, pink flying elephants without some more proof than simply the lack of the ability to DISPROVE their existence.

If you had a choice of chemotherapy or invisible, pink flying elephant sweat as treatment for early cancer, one would not dismiss the efficacy of chemotherapy just because the doctor cannot PROVE that invisible, pink flying elephant sweat isn't better to treat cancer.

  • Well, Can You?Amadeus, Mon Oct 1 12:17pm
    You can't prove that invisible, pink, flying elephants don't exist, can you? You can't. So? Neither you nor the theist you oppose has any evidence they exist nor any desire to prove they exist.... more
    • ???SES, Mon Oct 1 1:32pm
      "Neither you nor the theist you oppose has any evidence they exist nor any desire to prove they exist. However, the theist may wish to offer some evidence (not proof, mind you) of the existence of... more
      • Your Analogy Is Flawed...Amadeus, Mon Oct 1 4:12pm
        By comparing their god(s) to IPEs (which you assume everyone agrees do not exist), you presume the god(s) nonexistence which is, of course, the thing about which you disagree with the theist. You... more
    • Of course we cannot prove that — Sprout, Mon Oct 1 1:31pm
      • Here, Let Me Try Again...Amadeus, Mon Oct 1 4:12pm
        http://disc.yourwebapps.com/discussion.cgi?disc=206964;article=698454;title=Civilized%20General%20Discussion
      • This Is A Good Example Why Y'all Should Avoid Making OrAddressing Analogies - Merlin, Mon Oct 1 2:47pm
        Analogies are useful when both parties understand what an analogy is and what are an analogy's valid uses. Otherwise one or both parties go off track to argue the analogy instead of the issue.
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