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Science And Its Best Assumption

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Posted by Rich on October 25, 2002 17:51:37 UTC

"However, saying what sustains the universe is not a scientific question, it is a philosophical question."

A scientific question can be answered if and only if the subject of the question can be quantified. Science runs under the assumption that every occurs naturally, mainly because it is the only thing that is reproducible and observable.

This doesn't mean science doesn't say god exists, rather that science can quantify things and events. Science can quantify the universe. It may be able to quantify beyond the universe.

It is a scientific question to wonder if the universe is self-sustainable (however, not necessarily free of god). It is not scientific to say that the universe is self-sustainable, because the evidence is not available yet for either conclusion to be made. We have so little information that we can't even say its inconclusive. All we can say is that we have no info.

But science runs on the idea that everything occurs naturally. This has never been disproven, ever. How many billions of experiments have made because of this conclusion? It is logical to carry-on that the universe is naturally occuring, based on this idea. Because of religion's lack of uniformity throughout the world, it is difficult to venture the base of logic it would take to assume a god created the universe, atleast from a scientific standpoint. Nothing has ever been shown to have been created by a god. While believing in a god may make "sense" it may not necessarily be logical, because every science experiment has shown otherwise! However, a natural origin is not even close to being conclusive for a conclusion!

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