reply to post by watchitburn
First I wish to explain that my answer is not aimed at the person I am replying to. It is a response to the questions he raised. I am not assuming his
answer, I am giving mine. Having said that:
I wasn't saying that being a believer would change how you view the science of earthquakes. I was asking if the volcanoes and other odd things
happening impacted their worldview of the times. I am fascinated at the large number of non-Christians who believe we are at the end times and the
large number of Christians who won't discuss it.
As for beliefs impacting how people view science. It absolutely does when it comes to quantum physics. Nobody has been able to reconcile physics with
quantum physics without having to claim that there are alternate universes, how is that different from religion? What prevents me from claiming that
the alternate universe is heaven or hell? In the past few years quantum physics has claimed that there is no gravity, we live in a fractal universe (a
projection of the quantum) and that time will end. Stephen Hawkins claimed he can make a time machine. Beliefs do impact how we view science.
Now here is a nice question. I once visited the big island of Hawaii and went to see the lava going into the ocean. It was quite lovely at night
although walking over active volcanic funnels is a bit unnerving. Volcanoes are fairly predictable, how come these were not predicted and all happened
at the same time. It must be like the birds, we just were not paying attention in the past. Charles Fort was and so were others.
The focus should not be on the volcanoes but instead on the numerous things that are out of whack and seeing how one more out of whack thing fits in.
Everybody that believes the weirdness in the world has ended, raise your hand. I don't see any hands, why is that? I couldn't bet that poker hand
because nobody would call me, not for money.
I don't believe in end times, I do believe there is a reason for all that is going on. I don't know the reason but some of these things must be
related. Once is an anomaly, twice is a coincidence, three or more is a pattern. Blame it on global warming, blame it on a conspiracy, blame it on
God, blame it on the Devil, blame it on socialism, blame it on the Mexicans, blame it on whatever; but, some of these things are connected. So far the
only consistant statement from scientists is "this is normal". No, this is not normal. None of this is normal and for it all to occur at the same
time is way beyond normal without an answer that connects the events. How bout this, the older someone is, the less they find this normal.
We have been monitoring volcanoes for hundreds of years, when they go off the local people wrote about it. We know when they have occurred. Evidence
is the residue of an event and we have plenty of evidence of when volcanoes erupted. Please show me evidence of when this has occurred before and all
of the odd events at the same time. Something is going on. I believe it is fair to ask what it is. I believe to accept without question the answers
from "experts" is not reasonable when so much is at stake. That is what is on my mind as I read these reports, others are free to believe what they
will; but I came here looking for others peoples possible explanations.