Goku: I honestly don't understand half of your post. I don't know what the Nazis are supposed to represent, the scientific community, atheism, science itself? Isn't using Nazis as a metaphor for the group you don't like kind of like an epithet? I know it is not an epithet proper, but imagine if I used the Nazis as a metaphor for Christians in some example, that would have half the forum bringing out their torches and pitchforks. At the very least it is highly biased language with the clear intent of invoking an emotional response from the readers.
The only point of using an analogy with nazis is because it is a very overt example of the point I try to make. Because it's obvious to everyone, and everyone agrees that the nazis were wrong, and it is a kind of evil term, it makes for a good analogy because everyone can immediately understand it. It has nothing to do with actually linking nazis to you in any way.
Goku: I don't know how many scientists believe everything can be explained by using the scientific method, but last time I checked 40 to 45 percent of scientists believe in God. So it would appear that close to half of the scientific community disagrees with your statement right off the bat.
You should know that, "off the bat" reasoning is nearly always wrong.
Think about your statement again. Those people who are 40% of them theist, do they believe that the universe can be explained scientifically? According to the law of the excluded middle, either you believe everything can be explained scientifically or you don't. Those who believe the big bang scenario, abiogenesis and evo, by definition believe that everything can be explained scientifically, whether they claim belief in God or not.
What I specifically meant is that everything in the universe and every cause, can be as an assumption, explained scientifically.
This assumption in and of itself is an illogical assumption of arrogance and human reason. There is an assumption for example, that things with all of the usual elements of intelligent design only to a miraculous level superior to our own ID as deductively proved by biomimetics, can be explained by science simply because of a pride-based DESIRE to explain it that way, and a strong desire to not allocate the usually correct cause, logically.
Surely you must agree somewhat with me. Imagine if scientists were told to stop studying for scientific causes. There may well even be in such an example, many suicides, because their whole life, their whole passion, is science. That the answer is not scientific, would be a devastation to science-mainstream, as they have made their mission to provide scientific explanation of all things.
This has went way beyond the original and effective tool and subject science was. It's original operational success is now used to bandy it's poor theories, (innocence by association).
Yes I use epithets in my posts. Sometimes, like everyone else I say things because I passionately believe them. Look upon my epithets as personal outrage, because I feel offended on God's behalf. When you know the Lord as your true friend and people say He did do things or people say He didn't do things you know He did do, would you not be angry on behalf of your friend, and defend Him when you know these things said are false?
God is the epitome of all goodness, love, beauty, intelligence, creativity. To say He has not made what He has clearly made, is an affront to me which is almost a kind of blasphemy. All those who argue thus, are without excuse for the very reason that I know that their eyes function like mine, meaning, they can see the creation before them. They can see the amazing design of the giraffe when explained to them, because they understand english. They can see the symmetry and colour and order in nature, because I can see it. They can see the most incredible level of genius in a lifeform when explained to them, like I can. For example the incredible physics in the Archer fish, the calculation of the parabolic jet of water, which has to all be precision. They can see these things point to a designer beyond our full understanding. You can see these things, just as I can.
WHEN, I point at a light in the sky and I see it, and everyone with me sees it and describes it as the same pattern, and you say you do not see it, it makes me angry. Partly it makes me more angry with some people more than others. Because I know you are basically a good guy who has a good grasp of things and can use your intelligence, it upsets me more because I know you can see all of the things I see and I know you can think all of the things I can thing, but you won't. Your WILL, WILL not. You WILL not, as a matter of WILL, stubborn, WILL.
You WILL not see the creation before you, because do not want to.
Sure, you can replace all my words and insert "evolution" but we both know I can smash evolution to pieces and reveal why it is false, but nobody can smash the truth to pieces. Nobody can change the intelligent design which is factual in nature. But evolution - that is a tenuous argument, and all of the things of evolution I have, "seen" can be explained away EASILY, but not so with the creation before you each day, which testifies to the one Who clearly did make it.
So, now you should know, that it is out of Goku-love that I commit these righteous fallacies. Like when Bones says to Kirk; "you really piss me off, Jim". Permit me to say, that these righteous epithets have been bathed in Goku love, so in all truth, yes, and with good faith I can say, that when I commit epithets it is logical.
(I do like colour in posts too. See my sig. I often use my own words and Roald Dahl's own einvented words such as, "flushbunking", and "troggleumper", etc..."evolution is a flushbunking pifflehoff delirium!" The sounds of words and the combination of words to create tongue twisters, greatly satisfies my inner goon.)