User:Conservative/DonnyC and Patmac
- DonnyC, origins science is a historical science and good historians (historians are social scientists) have reasonable procedures for weighing historical evidence. Therefore, when evaluating claims of God intervening in history, there are reasonable methods to ascertain the probability of those claims being true or untrue. For example, see: Origins science and avoiding historical fallacies and Historicity of Jesus and Resurrection of Jesus Christ and History
- Second, how are you going to account for the fact that naturalism and methodological naturalism are untestable notions using the scientific method - especially in the light of the fact that the scientific method was originated by a theist(s) and not an atheist and that modern science was launched in a Christianized Europe? See: Christianity and science.
- Also, what dramatic breakthroughs did science have as a result of atheism? Is atheism testable using the scientific method? Can you show that atheism has had a better effect on science than Christian influence on science? See: Christianity and science
- Next, if you contend that atheism/naturalism and methodological naturalism have had a better influence on science than biblical Christianity, how do you explain that the irreligious and adherents of liberal theology are more superstitious than theologically conservative, Protestant Bible believers? See: Irreligion and superstition.
- Lastly, I cite: "The scientific method traditionally has required experimental observation and replication. The fact that macroevolution (as distinct from microevolution) has never been observed would seem to exclude it from the domain of true science. Even Ernst Mayr, the dean of living evolutionists, longtime professor of biology at Harvard, who has alleged that evolution is a "simple fact," nevertheless agrees that it is an "historical science" for which "laws and experiments are inappropriate techniques" by which to explain it."  16:08, 6 May 2013 (EDT)