|Sure, in the future it may be possible for a giant noodle monster to leap from my brain. I suppose we must accept science may one day prove that too.[/sarcasm]
Now for a response without sarcasm. I do not admit the possibility you claim i admit. Science claims a method of combining those two realms of thought is impossible, so unless something contradicts this it must be viewed as impossible. The only "possibility" of combining the two stems from the lack of adequate linguistic properties.
It is greatly akin to saying some day we may be able to prove a triangle can be a square. These two are completely incompatible, and unless some method of showing otherwise can be presented, there is no reason to believe they are the same.
May I direct you to you're post in which you said
|Is it because they are not explained by science? How do we know science will not be able to explain them in the future?|
Now, I just spent the last five posts in a long and drawn out analogy to show you just how your logic is inherently flawed and that my point stands (and, to answer your question, yes, it is because it is unexplainable by science).
|If you looked for those posts, you should have seen where i responded. I have asked you many times to explain what makes psychic powers different from other attributes/abilities. This has been the only point of disagreement between us (at least that is directly tied to the topic), and you have never responded:|
See last line of my above partition.
[quote]"For all the times you say this, you do not offer any reasoning to support it. You say, "Psychic/medium abilities are supernatural, as in they don't occur naturally." Says who?
Says science, the scientific process, and Occam's razor.
|How are those abilities different from any other? Is it because they are not explained by science? How do we know science will not be able to explain them in the future?"|
Didn't we just agree that this 'what if in the future...' crap was a waste of time?
|My "half-assed defenses"? I offered only one, so it should not be plural.|
Boo-Hoo. I split up my post into two partitions, I naturall assume it's two arguements when looking back.
|More importantly, it was not refuted. My "defense" is that you have not done anything to prove your point. You have offered no distinction between physical and psychic abilities, save to arbitrarily declare psychic abilities as supernatural.|
Okay, I'll lay it out for you. Psychic activity is, even if real, outside the realm of science. That is to say that, any and all psychich activites that supposedly happen are either fraudulent acts or something that is scientifically unexplainable. Things such as mind-reading are not only unexplained by science, but they are contrary to all that genuinly scientific feilds (such as psychology and physiology) have shown us.
|As for the science and God aspect. You have done nothing to show science could ever prove/disprove God's existence. I need offer nothing for any point i have made, as i do not have the burden of proof.|
I don't need proof, as I was making no claims. I was simply showing you how flawed your statements were.
|Just a matter of interest to me. Your "mini-thread" at the bottom of the page would have shown every post i made in this topic, so i am not sure how you could "find more." So, yes i would like you to find more, just because you said you could.|
Really? Eh, I don't exactly pay attention, I just looked through the mini-thread and went through my posts for responses.