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Posted by Brian E. Sloan on July 23, 2001 01:47:57 UTC

There are examples of this on both sides of the theistic/atheistic philosophical fence.

Just one example would be trying to reconcile the fact that life arose from non-life [a mind boggle-ing increase in order and specified complexity] when nature favors disorder per the second law of thermodynmaics. In this instance, "simple logic" should dictate that such an event would constitute a miracle, that transcends the bounds of science and into religion ie, requires belief in the absence of evidence.

If Darwin succeeded in accomplishing nothing else, it was in blurring the line of demarcation between science and religion to where the two are indistinguishable. The naturalist use of science IS a hybrid religion, in that it is neither pure science nor pure relgion, but a synthesis of the two.

Brian

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