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Posted by Mario Dovalina on February 11, 2001 02:47:37 UTC

But at the same time, pseudoscience has in the past rocketed notions of existence forward. Like the ancient Greek (or Roman?) notion of atoms. Did they have any proof of these claims? No, it was just speculation. Did they have any instruments which could have measured these atoms? No, of course not. But they were right, at least in theory.

Some people will use this as a defense of God, which I disagree with. Peel the frills away and you get the argument "God has not been proven not to exist, therefore he must exist." A terrible argument, as illogical as it is hypocritical. One must take a moderate stance when presented with no clear facts.

I'm currently quite happy sitting on the fence.

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