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Resurrection And Proto-Cells Are Not Equally Probable

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Posted by John Morgan Powell on April 4, 2001 22:16:46 UTC

Brian,

You wrote:

> If your faith in naturalism is sufficient
> enough to rely on the hypothetical existence of
> primordial proto-cells as sufficient evidence
> to support the origin of a complex information
> systems--God Bless You.

> What is different from faith in the
> Resurrection of Christ and what you propose?

Do you really believe God blesses you? Many people claim to believe in God, but then live over 99% of their life's activities as if He doesn't exist.

I see a big difference between temporarily accepting the currently best scientific speculation or hypothesis about the origin of life or accepting Christ's resurrection and letting it guide your life's decisions. Do you consider that they're essentially at the same confidence level?

It's like suggesting that accepting an astronomer's claim that he's discovered a black hole at the center of M13 is as justifiable as accepting someone's claim that they saw Jesus and His father and that you should give him 10% of your income to build up his church. Can't you see that these are at drastically different levels of likelihood?

Just because the best that science can currently offer you in answer to your questions about the origin and evolution of life leaves you unsatisfied does NOT leave open the door for some unscientific religious doctrine to fill the void. The hallucination-prone people who come up with most of these religious ideas are not generally scientifically trained.

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