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Old 02-09-2013, 01:24 AM   #704
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Default Re: Do you accept the theory of evolution? - Part 1

We were discussing "God of the Gaps" the other day, and I found something that really sums up the problem with it.

The God Delusion Richard Dawkins Pages 132-133
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A message that an imaginary 'intelligent design theorist' might broadcast to a scientist:
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If you don't understand how something works, never mind: just give up and say God did it. You don't know how the nerve impulses work? Good! You don't understand how memories are laid down in the brain? Excellent! Is photo-synthesis a bafflingly complex process? Wonderful! Please don't go to work on the problem, just give up and appeal to God. Dear scientist, don't work on your mysteries. Bring us your mysteries, for we can use them. Don't squander precious ignorance by researching it away. We need those glorious gaps as a last refuge for God.
St Augtsiune said it quite openly:
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'There is another form of temptation, even more fraught with danger. This is the disease of curiosity. It is this which drives us to try and discover the secrets of nature, those secrets which are beyond our understanding, which can avail us nothing and which man should not wish to learn.'
If it wasn't for scientists researching those mysteries and secrets we would not even have an understanding of the immune system nor medicine. Thankfully we have men and women who work hard in obscuirty to understand the immune system and a many other things that were once gaps.

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