posted on Apr, 19 2009 @ 08:04 PM
Originally posted by mithrawept
This argument is rather futile. God as the creationists see god, is outside of science - i.e. god has abilities which do not conform to the laws of
physics. Where once it was heresy to suggest that the earth orbited the sun, now it is accepted. At some point in the future science will explain
everything. Finally god will have no more territory and be shown to be little more than fallacy.
Virtually everything that we accept as scientific fact today will be overturned by new discoveries within the next 500 years or so.
Can't travel faster than light? Not so fast there.
Can't travel in time? Oops! There it goes.
Basic building blocks of matter? Atoms? Neutrons? Quarks? Neutrinos? What's next?
Alien life? Earth life? Connections between the two?
Aurthur C. Clarke wrote that, "Any technology sufficiently advanced looks like magic to those who are less advanced."
So when it comes to the idea of a superior being or beings. We just don't know. Anyone who claims to know is deluding themselves.
Any Class I civilization would look like gods to our ancestors.
Any Class II civilization would look like gods to us.
Any Class III civilization would be gods for all intents and purposes.
What I have always thought the difference between God and man is, is the ability to travel in time and an unlimited lifespan.
[edit on 19-4-2009 by lunarminer]