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    Please list your evidence for God

    Oh, LA, bless your heart...inference the best explanation is how science works and it does consider empirical evidence. How you claim to be of skeptical critical thinking but consistently demonstrate so little knowledge of it is fascinating. :) Okay...I REALLY am gone this time until next week...
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    Please list your evidence for God

    You did from me. Must have missed it. Okay, now I really am gone until next week. :)
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    Please list your evidence for God

    Inference to best explanation is tried and true, as long as we keep the tentative aspect of it pending more info. Works great in science. That said, with three explanations with the best at 15%, I think you're correct that the best explanation is yet to be had. No, I haven't. Rational does not...
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    Please list your evidence for God

    Allrightthen, @Gus Bovona @Lighthearted Atheist I have to shut down now for this weekend, for obvious reasons. Will pick back up with you on these next week. Cheers.
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    Please list your evidence for God

    Nope. You were plenty clear. Gus and I are arguing it from the other way around, and I just assumed that into your comment without taking the time to comprehend what you were actually saying.
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    Please list your evidence for God

    Now I understand you. Sorry for writing without comprehending.
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    Please list your evidence for God

    Hey Wif, it is a point of consequence, as it displays an absence of defeaters, as long as I have good reasons to believe in God in the first place, and the kind of God that would create trees. That said, your side has a ready made defeater available to you in the grand evolutionary story, so I'm...
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    Please list your evidence for God

    10/4. I think we are crosswise in our intent, LA. I'm not intending to argue for the existence of God, only that there is empirical evidence. If you're wanting an evidential argument for the existence of God, let me know.
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    Please list your evidence for God

    Let's assume an inference the best explanation rather than a syllogistic, deductive argument. In such a case, I may in fact be able to appeal to experiences and arguments I find persuasive as background knowledge that you're not able to claim. This affects both our views. But in light of such...
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    Please list your evidence for God

    LA, did I say it proved the existence of God, or did I specifically say something else? Why with the canned response? But it is empirical evidence, first off. Second, yes hindus have existed longer. But not as a distinct, specific cultural group analogous to Hebrews. And not as small in number...
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    Please list your evidence for God

    The existence of the Jews through history to the modern day is empirical evidence that meets all five of your criteria. Note that this is only one example and I'm not claiming it's the best or that it moves the scale to the level of the moon. Offering just for starters....
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    I think Christianity may be indefensible

    Thanks, LA. Then I will hold up my end of the deal, likely after Easter weekend. But we're proceeding on the basis of logic and Reason, not emotion and name calling. As a skeptic, you should be good with this, yes?
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    Please list your evidence for God

    You're always good to banter with, Gus. Keep in mind I initially said that it depends on one's background knowledge and argument type. It's just not necessarily a fallacy, which is how it was set forth. If I have good background knowledge that leads to a high probability that God exists and is a...
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    I think Christianity may be indefensible

    No, LA. What's cleared is the distinction between murder and killing. And then I went on to say the following: Regardless, from here, in fairness, now that this is cleared, it is I who now owe you a defense of the original question. And I will certainly provide it. Just give me a bit of time...
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    I think Christianity may be indefensible

    No, LA, it's not how I define them; it is logical that they are distinct, separate from whether I think it or not. It would be right if you could prove God had malice aforethought (go back and read closely). You will not be able to, but we'll see. Regardless, from here, in fairness, now that...
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    Please list your evidence for God

    In certain situations, the fact that no one can show or has shown alternate, credible theories of an opposing view that would challenge a premise can be seen as a lack of defeaters, which lends support to a premise, if only sometimes tentatively. You'd need to be able to show a reasonable...
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    Please list your evidence for God

    Nope. Not really always the case Gus, depending on background information and the type of argument employed.
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    Please list your evidence for God

    Whole lot of that going on around here lately.
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    I think Christianity may be indefensible

    Are you sure you meant this as a reply? It's completed detached from my comment: There's a genuine distinction between me being involved in a car accident outside of my control that takes the lives of a pregnant women and her child and that of me intentionally running over a pregnant woman with...
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