Scientific method cannot disprove the existence of heaven, hell, or God...

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    At least that's what my critical thinking text says:

    "Without an operational definition, the scientific method cannot be employed. Science cannot, for example, tell us whether or not a biblical heaven or hell exists."

    Thinking: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Critical and Creative Thought, 4e, Chapter 10: Scientific Thinking

    ISBN: 0132209748 Author: Gary Kirby , Jeffery Goodpaster
    copyright © 2007 Prentice Hall, Inc. A Pearson Education Company
     
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    True, but why do some have trouble accepting what it can prove, like the age of the earth and evolutionary theory?
     
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    I don't have a problem with evolutionary theory. I've only said that about 100 million times now. I have a problem with using evolutionary theory to explain the existence of life and to link man to non-human ancestors.

    And I don't opine on the age of the earth. I don't think it's relevant to anything, and I don't think we have any reliable way to determine it.
     
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    How profound....

    Critical thinking will then conclude that this proves it does exist
     
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    and religion can not prove that heaven, hell or god DO exist.

    and christians can't prove that islam is not the ONE TRUE RELIGION

    and nobody can prove that the great spaghetti monster is not the one true god
     
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    Er..ok. I never said there was proof, but whatever makes you chug along...
     
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    That's why it's called 'faith'. Faith is the courage to accept personal proof of God. No one can take another person's personal proof away from them. And no one's personal proof can be evidence for another person. If we could 'prove' the existence of God, there would be no need for faith.... and it is the 'faith' part that God wants.... it's that free will thing.
     
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    Cali, don't you know that only ignorant people have faith in God. Astute folks only have faith in things like man made global warming, the possibility of alien invasion, and the idea that dogs should vote. Things that have basis in SCIENTIFIC FACT!
     
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    i have FAITH that there is no god

    i have FAITH in evolution

    and i truely do believe that the 2 big gods of the planet (islam and christianity) are examples of irrational, illogical, unreasonable and dangerous beliefs
     
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    See, here we are back to *if you believe in evolution you can't believe in God*. What a crock.
     

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