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    ALL religion - which is to say any and all religion that teaches the supernatural - does that.  Just because you have a more deist view of religion than a theist view does not make your religious views any more valid.

    It is just that I have also had many, many strange personal experiences which I can't deny -- which match those of millions of other people throughout history -- which have led me to lean toward the position that science is not the be-all-and-end-all.
    Anecdotal evidence is not valid evidence.  Read Michael Shermer's The Believing Brain for more on this.
    That is, that it is a subset of human experience;  that there might well be some aspects of reality for which left-brained rationality and logic are simply the wrong tools for exploration.
    Show me the evidence to support your assertion.
    When I hear the seemingly-final-sounding assertion, "There is no scientific evidence for such-and-such!" -- my response is sometimes, "So what?"
    This is not consistent with this:
    I love science.
    You are betraying your contempt for science.
    Where is the evidence that science and rationality is the ONLY method for uncovering ALL aspects of reality ALL the time?
    Where is the evidence that there is any valid method other than science, logic and reason for understanding reality?  Keep in mind that your anecdotal "evidence" does not count (see above).
    I have yet to see any acknowledgement from them that science might be limited.
    That's because it isn't, only imperfect humans are limited.  Just because we are not able to explain all aspects of our natural universe today through science does not mean that we will not be able to understand them at some point in the future as science and technology continue to progress.

    Arrrr, the laws of science be a harsh mistress. -Bender B. Rodriguez

    by democracy inaction on Sat Aug 25, 2012 at 09:59:39 PM PDT

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