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07-12-2012, 09:34 AM
RE: "How could you believe that?"
(07-12-2012 09:20 AM)TheBeardedDude Wrote:  Cognitive Dissonance for those that believe that bible is literally true but still hold onto scientific ideas, theories, and hypotheses that contradict that belief in biblical inerrancy. They may not be aware of it in some cases as they may not be aware of A) what the bible actually says and/or B) they don't know which scientific ideas they believe in actually and how they contradict scripture.

You are incorrect to say that ECs and TEs have the support of science. They have a method by which they have tried to reconcile their faith with science, but science lends no support to any such notion. It can't refute it, sure but it also can't refute the Loch Ness monster. They may support science, but science doesn't publish papers with the closing of "and of course this was all set in motion by god." Science just deals with nature, when other people start taking what science says, discovers, and finds and then adds in god, or says god set it in motion, they are not supported by science, they are altering science and making a non-scientific claim.
Cognitive dissonance is only applicable to creationists then? Because Evolutionary Creationists and Theistic Evolutionists don't alter science to fit within scripture or make special claims.

Moreover, they do simply deal with nature and see evolution as is. They just take it one step further to answer the question of "how". Since no one can actually answer that question anyway, it is more or less an opinion. Non-religious will formulate a probably cause according to science, while Christians will just say "God did it". Neither claim is correct or incorrect because neither claim can be proved or disproved because of a lack of empirical evidence.

This doesn't negate the science of a EC or a TE; likewise, ECs and TEs do not intermingle science and theology so you will never see official science papers or documents from them with hints of theology. They keep science and theology separate.

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RE: "How could you believe that?" - Chas - 07-12-2012, 10:05 AM
RE: "How could you believe that?" - Vosur - 07-12-2012, 10:14 AM
RE: "How could you believe that?" - Chas - 07-12-2012, 10:53 AM
RE: "How could you believe that?" - Chas - 07-12-2012, 12:05 PM
RE: "How could you believe that?" - Chas - 07-12-2012, 12:11 PM
RE: "How could you believe that?" - Chas - 07-12-2012, 12:51 PM
RE: "How could you believe that?" - kingschosen - 07-12-2012 09:34 AM
RE: "How could you believe that?" - Chas - 07-12-2012, 01:03 PM
RE: "How could you believe that?" - Vosur - 07-12-2012, 01:08 PM
RE: "How could you believe that?" - Chas - 07-12-2012, 01:09 PM
RE: "How could you believe that?" - Chas - 07-12-2012, 01:17 PM
RE: "How could you believe that?" - Chas - 07-12-2012, 01:21 PM
RE: "How could you believe that?" - Chas - 07-12-2012, 01:23 PM
RE: "How could you believe that?" - Chas - 07-12-2012, 01:49 PM
RE: "How could you believe that?" - Vosur - 07-12-2012, 02:34 PM
RE: "How could you believe that?" - Chas - 07-12-2012, 03:02 PM
RE: "How could you believe that?" - Chas - 07-12-2012, 03:43 PM
RE: "How could you believe that?" - Vosur - 07-12-2012, 04:05 PM
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