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  1. Gus Bovona

    ID and Probability calculations

    Ugh! I saw that auto-correct and forgot to fix it. I'm sure you get that lot, though!
  2. Gus Bovona

    How to know that God exists.

    Here's another way to say what Eightcrackers and Whatsisface are saying: When you say that "all men know there is a god," and use those Bible verses to back that up, those Bible verses actually provide no support whatsoever for your claim, because all the Bible verse are doing are re-stating...
  3. Gus Bovona

    ID and Probability calculations

    Not ever claim needs to have every step or detail known in order to rationally accept the claim. We can see a broken guardrail, a steep cliff, and a car upside down at the bottom, and not have to know how many times the car flipped over in order to know that the car went down the cliff. But...
  4. Gus Bovona

    ID and Probability calculations

    You made this claim: Rossum is asking you to back up your claim.
  5. Gus Bovona

    ID is evitable.

    What are some of the ways that science determines intelligent causation?
  6. Gus Bovona

    ID and Probability calculations

    You're right; the venom is an example of convergent evolution. I was thinking of laying eggs as not being convergent evolution, and didn't remember the venom even though I copied and pasted that part. My bad.
  7. Gus Bovona

    ID is evitable.

    When I originally read what she wrote, I did not take the designer to be Yahweh, because the conversation before that point did not specify the god of the Bible as the designer, but I see now that it's probable that that is what she meant.
  8. Gus Bovona

    ID is evitable.

    Detectives investigating murders that they do not witness sometimes rightly conclude that the murder was done by a person and sometimes they conclude that the cause of death was natural causes. So what is your point?
  9. Gus Bovona

    ID and Probability calculations

    The platypus is not an example of convergent evolution. This source says
  10. Gus Bovona

    ID is evitable.

    I will grant that if you define your god to be more powerful than anything, then it can't make something more powerful. However, this started here: The problem is whether we are taking about an unidentified designer, or are we talking about some specific god? AFAIK, ID makes a point to not...
  11. Gus Bovona

    ID is evitable.

    Who exactly is "they" (originally mentioned by you as "others")?
  12. Gus Bovona

    ID and Probability calculations

    You brought it up. I'm not doing your work for you.
  13. Gus Bovona

    ID is evitable.

    So if I can make something more powerful than I, why can't a god make something more powerful than it?
  14. Gus Bovona

    ID is evitable.

    They can actually come watch me make it, though.
  15. Gus Bovona

    ID is evitable.

    I can (in principle) make a machine that is more powerful than I am.
  16. Gus Bovona

    ID and Probability calculations

    Does the Platypus break the hierarchy?
  17. Gus Bovona

    ID and Probability calculations

    What evidence do you have that the nested hierarchy is an assumption? How does creating organisms according to their kind require that they exhibit the very same pattern of similarities and differences that we'd see if species had a historical and genealogical relationship only to historical...
  18. Gus Bovona

    What is Faith?

    Depending on exactly what we mean by "programming," that programming is called education. This is the no true Scotsman fallacy, look it up. "True" is doing no work in that sentence for you. You're just defining a will to be free will, but you don't establish an empirical fact, like whether...
  19. Gus Bovona

    ID and Probability calculations

    Exactly! That means that direct observation of things that aren't the phenomenon in question - phenomenon like evolution, the big band, a murder that wasn't witnessed, etc. - can still demonstrate that those phenomenon happened. So your previous requirement that we have to observe evolution...
  20. Gus Bovona

    FBI raids Mar-a-Lago

    OK
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