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    Sorry Scifes, I just noticed you requested to be banned. Hope you get to do some study in physics and biology. See ya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enmos View Post
    You call that evidence ?

    As for the difference between sane and insane being empirical, I'm really not required to evidence that because it's off-topic.
    But I'll humor you:

    em⋅pir⋅i⋅cal
    –adjective
    1. derived from or guided by experience or experiment.
    2. depending upon experience or observation alone, without using scientific method or theory, esp. as in medicine.
    3. provable or verifiable by experience or experiment.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/empirical
    ID in the sense that I described is empirical speculation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spider goat View Post
    I believe all that exists is matter.


    Baron Mix
    Are thoughts and dreams....etc matters too...?.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norsefire View Post
    ID in the sense that I described is empirical speculation.
    Ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enmos View Post
    Ok.
    What do you mean, ok?

    It is!

    Given: Intelligence exists
    We observe: intelligent entities can alter [stuff]

    Given: everything has a cause
    Given: everything observable is either intelligent or not
    We conclude: everything that happen(s) is caused naturally or by deliberate action on the part of intelligence

    The above is especially true on earth and absolutely applies; if you come across a factory in the forest, you understand 1) the factory exists and 2) something "caused" the factory; you might conclude that intelligent entities are behind the factory, or that it simply arised naturally, although the former makes more sense to me.

    Given: the universe had a beginning
    Given: the above

    As we don't know what caused the universe, we conclude, based on observation, that the universe either formed without intelligent cause, or because of/with it (one's justification for this could be to point to the "fine-tuning" of the universe, or the sheer complexity of it); ironically enough, intelligence causes complexity, yet it is caused by simpler processes and mechanisms

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    Well, it's speculation alright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enmos View Post
    Well, it's speculation alright.
    I never said otherwise; but it's logical speculation. If you come across a factory in a forest, and you conclude that people built this factory, then that is also speculation. However it is based on previous knowledge and logic.

    Similarly, we understand that intelligence can exist, intelligence can deliberately act to arrange complexity; as we don't know what caused the universe, we can still conclude that it was either caused deliberately or accidentally.

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    It's still wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enmos View Post
    It's still wrong.
    What is wrong about it? You do not know what caused the universe; nobody does, and there's no evidence for it being accidental or deliberate. One could argue that it was deliberate on various grounds:

    1) the above that I said
    2) the "fine-tuning"
    3) the complexity of it

    Although I'm not suggesting complexity can't arise from natural means, because in fact all complexity does arise from simpler, natural means. However the question is about our universe.

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    Sigh.. Norse, I'm not going to discuss ID. Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enmos View Post
    Sigh.. Norse, I'm not going to discuss ID. Sorry.
    Why not?

    Let me ask you this: do you believe that other intelligence exists, apart from humans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norsefire View Post
    Why not?

    Let me ask you this: do you believe that other intelligence exists, apart from humans?
    Because I think it's stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enmos View Post
    Because I think it's stupid.
    Why? I really want to know why you think it is stupid.

    With the great scope of our universe, and possibly many universes beyond, I think it's actually more unlikely that we are alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norsefire View Post
    I think it's actually more unlikely that we are alone.
    I agree.
    Now, leave me alone. Pretty please ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enmos View Post
    I agree.
    Now, leave me alone. Pretty please ?
    NO!!!!

    Why do you think it's stupid?? If you agree that it is unlikely that we are alone, then it isn't stupid. Because that's all it means, except that not only are we not alone but that intelligence is responsible for our universe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enmos View Post
    Bleh!
    Well, maybe you think humans are all alone, but I don't, so I guess that's the difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norsefire View Post
    Well, maybe you think humans are all alone, but I don't, so I guess that's the difference.
    I didn't say that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enmos View Post
    I didn't say that.
    If you think we're not alone then you agree with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norsefire View Post
    If you think we're not alone then you agree with me.
    Nope.

    Look.. this could go on forever, apparently.
    So I'm just going to stop replying to you in this thread.

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