Davis Goodman replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion 'Do You Need The Universe To Have Had A Beginning?' in the group Atheists who love Science!
"Relevance to the universe? Its simply a trick to help people conceive how something enormous can still have a beginning. It shouldnt be taken as an argument for "we had a beginning so there must…"
1 hour ago
Dr. Bob replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'You have faith too....'
"If there's evidence, you don't NEED faith....you have evidence. The challenge is that evidence is just an observation.  Observations are useful, certainly, but they don't get you…"
1 hour ago
Dr. Bob replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'You have faith too....'
"Hi @Belle! As the occasional drop-by theist, let me say that if you change your mind just because a Christian man is telling you all kinds of things, that's the wrong reason to become a theist.…"
1 hour ago
Dr. Bob replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion 'Do You Need The Universe To Have Had A Beginning?' in the group Atheists who love Science!
"Umm... yes. We know that photons pop into existence, and we know that electron-positron pairs can pop into existence.  These are observations of the physical world, not theoretical constructs…"
2 hours ago
Dr. Bob joined Morgan Matthew's group
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2 hours ago
Dr. Bob replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion 'Do You Need The Universe To Have Had A Beginning?' in the group Atheists who love Science!
"Well, the preponderance of evidence to date is that the universe did indeed have a beginning.  So I'd be with @Reg and say "No", there's no way I can "wholeheartedly…"
2 hours ago
Tom Sarbeck replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion 'Do You Need The Universe To Have Had A Beginning?' in the group Atheists who love Science!
"Dale, I agree; the human species may go extinct before it understands. We are, and have long been, able to suspend judgment. But when the government wants to throw taxpayers' money at people who…"
3 hours ago
Tom Sarbeck replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion 'Do You Need The Universe To Have Had A Beginning?' in the group Atheists who love Science!
"You're right, browneyedgirl; there are theories. The Standard Model has lots of theories; it lacks evidence. At www.newtoeu.com you can download a free PDF you can read between bouts with your…"
3 hours ago
Tom Sarbeck replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion 'Do You Need The Universe To Have Had A Beginning?' in the group Atheists who love Science!
"Aw, TJ, I know you are capable of scientific thinking. I see it in your posts on other topics Here I see religious thinking, not supportable by evidence. "We know, experimentally, that photons,…"
4 hours ago
Tom Sarbeck replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion 'Do You Need The Universe To Have Had A Beginning?' in the group Atheists who love Science!
"Davis, Things emerge from nothing. Religious folk have no trouble with that idea. The planet we live on had a beginning. The relevance of that to the universe? Our life as a thinking agent had a…"
4 hours ago