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It seems to me that this is a rule which some atheists have invented for debating purposes.
reply to post by ketsuko
Ever consider maybe it's the scripture who contradicts.
Your not supposed to judge people but it also has many judgmental tenants
Please, please, please...acquaint yourself with the definition of 'Scientific Theory'!!!
reply to post by Skyfloating
It depends on which theories you are talking about. Remember, it's still the theory of gravity because when it comes to how gravity behaves in terms of deep space and as one of the four forces, there is still a lot about gravity that isn't fully understood. However, everyone knows and can test over and over how gravity behaves on earth. In those terms, gravity is imminently predictable and closer to fact than theory.
A theory must include statements that have observational consequences. A good theory, like Newton’s theory of gravity, has unity, which means it consists of a limited number of problem-solving strategies that can be applied to a wide range of scientific circumstances. Another feature of a good theory is that it formed from a number of hypotheses that can be tested independently.
A scientific theory is not the end result of the scientific method; theories can be proven or rejected, just like hypotheses. Theories can be improved or modified as more information is gathered so that the accuracy of the prediction becomes greater over time.
Theories are foundations for furthering scientific knowledge and for putting the information gathered to practical use. Scientists use theories to develop inventions or find a cure for a disease.
A few theories do become laws, but theories and laws have separate and distinct roles in the scientific method. A theory is an explanation of an observed phenomenon, while a law is a description of an observed phenomenon.
reply to post by DISRAELI
Not all are atheist, some pretend to be.
reply to post by ArtemisE
My best answer to you would be that unlike atheist some Christians don't claim to know it all or think that they can.It's something we study to try and understand better .....peace
Well, there's your problem.
The Bible is the inspired word of God meaning He inspired the men who wrote it.
inspire - to affect, guide, or arouse by divine influence
It could only be literal if God, Himself, wrote it. Since it's pretty evident He didn't, it's not.
Now, let's examine science. Science isn't any better at getting to the truth, either. Sure, science is good at telling us how the world around us works, but if you want to know why things work the way they do ... the truth about it. All science can do is offer up conjecture and theory. In truth, it's not so different from religion in that respect.
In the end, it all comes back to faith.
reply to post by ketsuko
It's still not a theory because we don't know every little piece of it. In fact we don't know every little piece of anything. So in your definition there would be no law. You seem to have cherry picked the definition you posted.
I do believe the bible.
However, I also believe that the Bible is part of one. As is other religious scriptures.
Divided in language, location and text to preserve truth.
reply to post by LittleByLittle
In my mind, science explains the mechanics, the nuts and bolts of the universe. It can't explain the whys and that's what religion is for.
Now, let's examine science. Science isn't any better at getting to the truth, either. Sure, science is good at telling us how the world around us works, but if you want to know why things work the way they do ... the truth about it.
Logically how can any truth be found when no one even agrees on the fundamentals?