On Wed, Dec 26, 2012 Roger Clough <rclo...@verizon.net> wrote:
> Three things that one cannot prove or disprove
> 1. That God exists or does not exist.
If God exists then His existence should be obvious to a blind man in a fog
bank, but it is not and the only reason that could be is that God has
engineered things in such a way that we can not find a proof. Being
omnipotent God certainly has the ability to fool us just as we have the
ability to tease a puppy, but to me it would seem to be a very very odd
thing for Him to do and indicative of a sadistic personality; some would
say there is evidence for this in the Old Testament where Jehovah is the
most unpleasant character in all of fiction. On the other hand it's
childishly easy to understand why a human being, like a priest, would push
the idea that God is deliberately preventing us from proving He exists.
> > 2. That I exist or do not exist.
I don't need to prove I exist to myself because I have something better,
direct experience; and even if I had such a proof it would not convince
you, if you don't think I exist then you wouldn't think the proof I handed
you existed either.
> > 3. That computers can be conscious or not.
There is a fourth thing that I cannot prove or disprove, Roger Clough is
John K Clark
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