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Are Your A Science Denier?

  1. canadawest99 profile image58
    canadawest99posted 6 years ago

    I see lots of people here giving thanks to god and jesus for everything in their life but never give any recognition to all the scientific advances that are really responsible for your lifestyle.   Its not god that brings water and electricity to your house every day, its the ingenuity of man that does that and he didn't have any help from a higher power.   It took us a millenia to evolve and learn about our environment and apply principles to better our lifestyle.

    Some of you also deny evolution.  Evolution has been observed in a lab with micro-organisms who can readily adapt to be resistant to drugs within a few days.   The human genome project proved the rest when it found 60% of your DNA matches prehistoric fish and that 90%+ matches modern day apes.  In fact, we do not even have a lot more DNA than some of the simplest creatures on the planet like flies and mice.  You have some DNA that matches every living thing on the planet so we are all ancestors of something.   Scientists can even switch on some of these genes and cause animals to revert to previous forms.   Then there are the fossils which have been found everywhere.

    I know its hard to accept that we are just semi-smart animals, but the evidence is overwhelming.

    1. Beelzedad profile image58
      Beelzedadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Your OP is honest and valid and will be just as easily dismissed by believers who will simply state that their god did all you say that man's ingenuity developed.

      We are not humans, we are just meat-bag robots with divine programming inserted. smile

      1. canadawest99 profile image58
        canadawest99posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        The difference is that I just gave 3 examples of evidence that can be reproduced anytime.  Beleivers just keep going back to a 2000 year old book of someone's account.    That is not evidence because its not repeatable.

        1. Beelzedad profile image58
          Beelzedadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I would agree, but it will not stop a believer from simply dismissing those examples as gods work. smile

    2. pennyofheaven profile image79
      pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      If one does not believe God does not bring us water and electricity etc would depend entirely on ones level of understanding the nature of God. Limit this nature and you would be right. Since God is infinite and unlimited as all of existence demonstrates so well. What science and evolution give or do not give us is still in and of the God nature. Some people just don't like the word God. Evolve too is preferred to created. Ah well...So shall it be.

      When we keep separating "what is" then all we will see is single minded points of view from our very limited view of a very vast universe.

  2. Jerami profile image77
    Jeramiposted 6 years ago

    The facts discovered by science is the second hardest things to deny that I am aware of.
       Let me explain this like one of GrandPas metaphores.

       Science has shown us many, many different things that we can do with a chickens egg.
       Multiple ways to cook it.
       Science use it to  grow micro-organisms.
       It is used in Mayonase and facials
       Science has discovered many uses and purposes.
       We can even glue a brocken cup back together.
       
    But we can not deny that science did not create the egg.

    1. Rishy Rich profile image81
      Rishy Richposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah all Thanks to the Chicken who created the egg big_smile .

      1. Jerami profile image77
        Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        YES  All thanks to the Chicken  and lets not forget ...
        Not only the egg tastes good when fried ...  but it's moma as well.

    2. wilderness profile image94
      wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      And yet we can destroy matter itself, turning it into energy via the A-bomb and nuclear reactors.

      So much of our learning efforts throughout history have been geared to violence and how to kill more people easier - what would we know now had those efforts been turned to the biological sciences instead of destruction.  Instead of learning how to make a Trebuchet learn about germs hundreds of years before we actually did.  Instead of researching better ways to make a chemical explosive, work on how to combine and work with the chemicals in living organisms.

      Considering the explosion of knowledge in the last hundred years or so, perhaps we could make an egg!

      1. Jerami profile image77
        Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        i am waiting for that day to come, who knows.

          From what I have noticed, science seems to find all of its knowledge in nature.
         
          By using oil we can create electricity from which we can turn on grow lights thereby simulating light from the sun, and grow vegetables underground.  Thus not needing the sun.
           But I wonder how many generations can  that bean plant  continue under those conditions before it looses its ability to reproduce,  Or looses its nutritional value.   
         
           Everything that science does is an effort in simulating those things that have been discovered to be going on in nature.
        Except for the computer ?   Which makes me wonder where that technology first came from?

        1. Mark Knowles profile image61
          Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Are you joking? The earth is one great big problem solving computer. wink

          1. Jerami profile image77
            Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            So you are saying that science also copied  this too from nature.
            I wanted to say that also, but felt like I couldn’t back that statement  up with proof so I declined.

            Thank you or including that as well.  I do not dispute that fact.
            So we are in agreement then ?

            1. Mark Knowles profile image61
              Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Science is about understanding nature. The more we understand, the less we need a god to be involved in the process and the more we can "create." I accept what science discovers to greater or lesser degrees based on how much evidence has been uncovered and how well I understand the issue. Some of these discoveries are useful, some not that I can obviously see, some of them are "positive," some of them are "destructive," and some I do not understand. Just like nature.

              Just exactly what do you think could possibly exist that is not part of nature?

              1. Beelzedad profile image58
                Beelzedadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Now, if that ain't a good thread topic starter to open up a can o' worms... smile

              2. wilderness profile image94
                wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                God, heaven, Satan, angels, hell.  By definition they are all extra-universal and thereby not part of nature, and the probability of their existence while very low is still non-zero.

                Many people harbor the delusion that man himself is not part of nature, nor are his works.

                More seriously, some of the trans-uranium elements have only been created in a lab, and last for such an exceedingly short period of time that the probability of finding them in nature is low indeed.  The same can be said for some molecules.

              3. Jerami profile image77
                Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                As I was getting ready to wlk out the door, I saw this post, and didn't want you to have to wait for an answer.

                  Thought, love, hate, inteligence, dreams ; science hasn't touched this realm.  They just don't seem to be able to get their hands on so many things that I can't even think of them all.

                1. Beelzedad profile image58
                  Beelzedadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Totally wrong and completely misinformed.



                  We can see that. smile

        2. wilderness profile image94
          wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Computers ultimately come from electrons moving in conductors and semi-conductors.  Pretty much the same way it moves in the nerves of our bodies.

          You are correct that science emulates and expands on nature.  That is what science is all about - understanding nature, then using that understanding in a way that directly benefits us.

          1. Jerami profile image77
            Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I find myself agreing a lot this AM.

              You are absolutely correct.

  3. Rafini profile image85
    Rafiniposted 6 years ago

    Scientists can even switch on some of these genes and cause animals to revert to previous forms

    This is news to me - kinda scary, too.  When are scientists going to try it on humans?

  4. Jerami profile image77
    Jeramiposted 6 years ago

    Well I've got things to go,
      and people to do
      and places to come see.

      see Ya later.

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    just_curiousposted 6 years ago

    I do not deny science. Our ability to imagine is our greatest asset. I am a believer who believes that it is not only our duty, but our right to explore the world, learn all that we can. Just because I believe in God doesn't mean that I can't see the nose on my face. I just don't see where science and belief are mutually exclusive, or why it is considered by some to be crazy because I can't see this. Science is good. you are right. All the physical benefits of modern society are available to us almost exclusively through science.

    1. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Awesome! Good for you. Science says we evolved and were not created, and there is no need for a god. Glad you agree!

      Welcome to the free thinkers and open minded ones. big_smile

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        just_curiousposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Silly man. I can still believe in God. I have no problem with  the idea of evolution, with all but the line of Adam. Who cares if some of our ancestors evolved from apes? It goes a long way in explaining our behavior.

        1. Mark Knowles profile image61
          Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Ah - so you know more than the entire scientific community, which does not recognize any such "line." Good for you. Where do you teach?

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            just_curiousposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            On Hub Pages. But it's a knuckle headed bunch I have to work with. They're so set in their beliefs. LOL. It's my belief. Where would science be if they didn't believe something to be true, only to set out to prove it? I'm taking the easy road. I'm waiting to see when science proves there is a God. They're doing a grand job of moving in the right direction. But I promise, if it happens in our lifetime I wrong be among the gloaters. I find that so distasteful.

            1. Mark Knowles profile image61
              Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Ah - I see. You think you are teaching here?

              Well - thanks for validating my opinion about religionists such as yourself. I guess that is a form of teaching.

              Sorry you are so scared of science. I understand why you are so angry and go against the bible's instructions. I would be angry too if I believed the nonsense you do. I would probably ignore what the bible says to do as well.

              How open minded of you. LOL

              ciao

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                just_curiousposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Angry? Let me type this very slowly.  I    am   not   angry. the part about teaching was a joke. Sheesh. Lighten up. I thought what you said was very funny. I got your joke.

        2. Beelzedad profile image58
          Beelzedadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          If you believe it your duty to "learn all that we can" why haven't you taken the time to learn about evolution? smile

          1. Mark Knowles profile image61
            Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            What makes then so dishonest do you think? I have come to the conclusion that they are not actually aware of what they are doing.

            I suspect that they have had to close off a certain portion of their brains to prevent themselves from seeing how untenable their beliefs are.

            They think they are asking questions to learn when in fact they immediately prove other wise. I mean - when this one says "not only our duty, but our right to explore the world, learn all that we can" it seems to mean "I already know goddunit - I want to prove that I am right and don't want to actually hear any facts."

            This - I think - is the root cause of the conflicts they cause.

            Thoughts?

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            just_curiousposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            There you go, cubbyholing people again. I would venture to say my grasp on the concept matches yours. The fact that I may deviate in some ways from your conclusions doesn't make either of us right. It means there are still unanswered questions. By some of the posts in this place, I wonder why we still have science. Apparently there are a few that already have all the answers. I just don't trust anyone enough to open up and let them shove them down my throat, but hey thats's just me.

            1. Beelzedad profile image58
              Beelzedadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Hardly, considering men never evolved from apes. smile

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                just_curiousposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Really? I guess you know more on the subject than I do. I thought that was part of the theory of evolution. So what are you saying, maybe sheep? I can see some empirical evidence for that among some atheists that can't think outside of the party line, same for some fundamentalists, but I wouldn't jump to that conclusion because of that.

                1. Beelzedad profile image58
                  Beelzedadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Nope. Men and apes evolved from a common ancestor, which was neither ape or man. smile

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                    just_curiousposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Oh. Yes, ok. I stand corrected. Kind of nit picky there, but right. Thank you.

      2. Castlepaloma profile image22
        Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Funny how one harded wired maybe can jump and switch over to another form of harded wired.

        Something to learn from both, anyways.

  6. Woman Of Courage profile image60
    Woman Of Courageposted 6 years ago

    No, I am not a Science Denier. I thank God for it! God is the true source of Science.

  7. Greek One profile image79
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    Speaking of evolution, as I understand it, there is a theory that due to our current excessive digestion of sugar, mankind may one day evolve into a creature better able to handle larger consumption on the sweet, sweet white powder.

    When my doctor told me i was morbidly obese, I told him to go to hell and that I was just advanced in evolutionary terms

  8. profile image68
    paarsurreyposted 6 years ago

    Are Your A Science Denier?

    No, I am not; I respect science and the scientists. Science or nature or Universe is the Work of the Creator-God; and the truthful Revelation form Him on the messengers prophest is the Word of the Creator-God; both should be understood correctly.

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I would love for you to back that up, but don't expect you to. lol

      1. profile image68
        paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        What backing you need? Please.

        1. Cagsil profile image60
          Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Your statement. I thought that would be obvious, without explanation. WOW! roll

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      paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this
  9. Mikeydoes profile image80
    Mikeydoesposted 6 years ago

    The only thing that upsets me about the very religious is.. Sometimes they give God all the credit, and not near enough to themselves.

 
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