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Posted by Luis Hamburgh on October 30, 2001 22:47:07 UTC

You fail to understand the distinction between inference and direct observation.

After inferring the existence of "singular points," but never having observed a single photon, Einstein stressed that his point model was only a necessity to get around the apparent paradox of light's action-at-a-distance. That is, his "point" was only a tentative concept required to resolve the apparent incompatibility between corpuscular and undulatory theories of light. Einstein specifically warned against assigning importance to his "points," emphasizing that it ought not lead to "an exact theory."

He knew the difference between inference and observation, but unfortunately many individuals are not aware of Albert Einstein's provisional view of the utility of his own point model.

So, since you criticize theists for establishing the existence of "God" merely upon inference, I await any proof that the photon has been directly observed. Otherwise your criticism of theists is hypocritical.


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