Will God Survive Science

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November 8th, 2017 at 10:47:28 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: FrGamble
Pretty impressive list and of course this is just the priests who made huge contributions to science and it doesn't include the huge list of faithful believers in God like Newton, Kapler, Boyle, Faraday, Descartes, Pascal, etc. etc. etc....


I am under the impression that Newton thought that this book was his most significant work.


Newton considered himself to be one of a select group of individuals who were specially chosen by God for the task of understanding Biblical scripture. Newton would spend much of his life seeking and revealing what could be considered a Bible Code. He placed a great deal of emphasis upon the interpretation of the Book of Revelation.

Of course, his Principia is one of the most influential books in history.
November 9th, 2017 at 11:38:29 AM permalink
Nareed
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Newton considered himself to be one of a select group of individuals who were specially chosen by God for the task of understanding Biblical scripture. Newton would spend much of his life seeking and revealing what could be considered a Bible Code. He placed a great deal of emphasis upon the interpretation of the Book of Revelation.


I think even devout Christians regard such things as mysticism.

It's tempting to channel Sheldon Cooper and ponder what else Newton might have achieved had he not wasted his time on nonsense. But the plain fact is Newton accomplished a great deal more than even other giants in the field: gravitation, optics, calculus, dynamics (ie Newton's laws of motion), and astronomy, to name a few.

He wouldn't be the only scientist who wasted time on a useless hobby, either. Linus Pauling devoted years to a weird fetish of vitamin C, for instance.
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November 9th, 2017 at 12:06:12 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Newton considered himself to be one of a select group of individuals who were specially chosen by God


FrG thinks he's 'chosen by god' too. It
goes with the egomanical territory. You
first invent the god, then make yourself
the special person in the gods eye. What's
the point of inventing a god that notices
everybody but you. You make yourself
the center of his universe, of course..
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
November 9th, 2017 at 12:24:46 PM permalink
petroglyph
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Linus Pauling devoted years to a weird fetish of vitamin C, for instance.
He outlived his critics.
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November 10th, 2017 at 8:31:52 AM permalink
FrGamble
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He outlived his critics.


Just like God.
November 10th, 2017 at 10:31:53 AM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: FrGamble
Just like God.


Myth's always survive, they still
make movies about Hercules
and Thor. Duh..
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November 10th, 2017 at 11:38:16 AM permalink
Nareed
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Just like God.


Now, that's an unseemly boast.

By definition, your god(s) is eternal. that means he's immortal. ergo he will survive everyone else.

So it's like boasting that an adult is bigger and stronger and has more skills than a baby.
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November 10th, 2017 at 5:57:40 PM permalink
pew
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Now, that's an unseemly boast.

By definition, your god(s) is eternal. that means he's immortal. ergo he will survive everyone else.

So it's like boasting that an adult is bigger and stronger and has more skills than a baby.
correct!
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