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reply to post by EmpathicBandit
Lets take a simple example: I have been on planes and have traveled to much of the world but I have never seen the curvature of the earth. The surface of the Earth seems flat and no matter where I have gone there is no difference. From my observation the moon and sun
seem more like a flat circular disk (like a discus).
So my premise is that the Earth is flat.
Now while I do not believe the Earth is flat but in context the only way to prove that is to physically travel into orbit and see it for oneself.
We think in absolutes which is why we speak in absolutes. Thinking in absolutes is a learned behavior the result of what we observe in our environment in relation to the observable separateness between things. This in the context and development of certain neural connections and our sensory capacity to interact with our environment as we perceive it with the common senses.
Take the example of proving or disproving psi ability in humans. In order to present any response in earnest one would need to test every human being on the planet, hence a "population" from the research perspective.
In order to know the real status of a creator one would also need to relate to the population, meaning of everything.
And not in some abstract hypothesis, with respect to discovery a physical effort at exploration that involves traveling literally everywhere.
But it is the finding of comfort in not believing in God that relates to Atheism.
There is a difference between Deductive and Inductive reasoning. As in the example I provided inductive reasoning is a conclusion that based upon all the data, that shows the Earth is spherical (in general), in shape is correct Without my having traveled above an altitude of about 100,0000 ft. above earth (at least)
Deductive reasoning would require actually traveling into Earth orbit and seeing it for myself.
By that you mean that you study the Phenomenon?
How can you study all the phenomenon related to the existence of God without access to all reality?