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Old 31st December 2017, 04:18 PM
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Hello and welcome Stefan!

Of course we can never absolutely disprove gods and fairies. But at a street epistemological level, we can be fairly safe in claiming that we don't live in a magical universe. If that wasn't the case, science simply would not work.

Science works, ergo no gods [or unicorns or fairies etc.].
Just stick to the idea that science tests falsifiable hypotheses to destruction.
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Old 31st December 2017, 05:03 PM
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Hi Bickabunk. Welcome to the forums. We've had a few storms roll through and looks like some more on the way. Yay!
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Old 31st December 2017, 05:05 PM
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Hi Bickabunk. Welcome to the forums. We've had a few storms roll through and looks like some more on the way. Yay!
All that rain's still dodging round us. It's so bloody humid, the blowflies are wearing flippers!
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Old 31st December 2017, 06:16 PM
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It is 54% humidity atm. That's ten percent more than yesterday but far away from really beeing humid.

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Old 31st December 2017, 09:05 PM
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Hi Stephan, welcome.

The god proposition is implicitly unfalsifiable. It is conveniently exempted from being vulnerable to falsification.

All other truth claims are subject to the falsifiability criterion, even the hypothesis that there may be up to 11 dimensions and parallel universes, which we may never develop the technology to test for, as proving false or empirically validated. Mathematicians can make such determinations to an extent, tentatively.

The god proposition isn't even subject to mathematics. It doesn't get to command some realm of its own, its own ontological preserve. Therefore it is to be dismissed as untenable, unwarranted, a distraction.

Those who claim there is a god almost universally ascribe moral authority to this projection of the human imagination, particularly concerning sex.

EDIT: The claim that there is a god and that the claimant even knows god in their heart by faith in obedience to god's rules for getting this revelation, is private pseudo 'knowledge' as distinct from public and universally accessible knowledge.
Everything admits of a naturalistic explanation.

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Old 2nd January 2018, 01:03 PM
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Gudday Bickabunk
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Old 2nd January 2018, 03:27 PM
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Welcome Bickabunk! Thanks for your intro and look forward to engaging you on our forum. Btw, you wouldn't have stitches behind your ear and have vast amounts of cash on your desk would you?
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