Sunday, 26 January 2014

This is what counts as evidence for god?

Highlight of the week from most probably one of the dumber things I have read.

Here is the real reason water is denser than ice.
"Water freezes from the top down and floats, so fish can live in the winter."

This gem of knowledge comes from a website with the twisted name everystudent.com which does imply some amount of learning and logic. But what actually caught my eye was a link called Does God Exist and it gives six reasons why God exists. So I thought I would look at the evidence, as this is what is claimed. "Just once wouldn't you love for someone to simply show you the evidence for God's existence? No arm-twisting. No statements of, "You just have to believe." Also this list is created by an ex-atheist so surely this person would understand that evidence actually means evidence.

1) "The complexity of our planet points to a deliberate Designer who not only created our universe, but sustains it today." The Fine tuning argument basically. So this is not so much proof as rather what you think about the fact that water exists, or that the Earth is in the Goldilocks zone, or the brain is awesome, etc etc. In other words not evidence and not a good start.

2) Simply titled "The universe had a start - what caused it?" This is a question, this is not evidence.

3) Again a question "The universe operates by uniform laws of nature. Why does it?" Again no evidence.

4) "The DNA code informs, programs a cell's behavior." So DNA "codes" the cell, but this means DNA "codes" the cell. This is not evidence for god this is just an assertion of something scientists have known for a very longtime.

5) "We know God exists because he pursues us. He is constantly initiating and seeking for us to come to him." In other words anything that happens anytime is God actively seeking you out. This is basically the reason why this ex-atheist became a theist as she felt that God was there and that irrational feeling is all the proof she needed.

6) "Unlike any other revelation of God, Jesus Christ is the clearest, most specific picture of God revealing himself to us." Again not proof just mindless assertions.

So Iets go back and see what we were promised.
"Just once wouldn't you love for someone to simply show you the evidence for God's existence? No arm-twisting. No statements of, "You just have to believe."
What did we get?
Nothing, just another pathetic attempt and more lies about offering evidence that was not there. All we ever get is you have to believe, pathetic really.