We can pick this one up anytime Judy.  Have a great trip!


--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "authfriend" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "curtisdeltablues" 
> <curtisdeltablues@> wrote:
> >
> > One more point about Astrology.  It is making a scientific claim 
> about
> > the relationship between the chart systems and their predictive
> > ability.  It is bound by the system it mimics, but had not yet 
> passed
> > the test.  If it claimed a mystical, un-measurable connection, it
> > would be better off in my opinion.
> > 
> > Last time I read the New Testament, I was surprised by the extensive
> > proof system employed.  The divinity of Jesus is demonstrated by a
> > series of miracles which are meant as a kind of scientific evidence
> > that he was extra ordinary.  I had forgotten how much of the text is
> > taken up by this "evidence".  The second case is made on the basis 
> of
> > his fitting the poetic words of the Old Testament predictions for 
> the
> > messiah.  It is only when it is pointed out to a Christian that the
> > evidence is poor that they resort to the tactic of claiming that 
> faith
> > is the important aspect.  The Bible is a whole series of poor 
> evidence
> > presentations meant to prove his divinity in an evidence-based 
> method
> > that would be scientific if they followed any of the rules of 
> evidence
> > in the scientific method. (which they do not).
> 
> That's a very interesting point.  I wish I had time to
> get into it, but I have to get ready to go out of town.
> 
> I'll have limited access to the Internet for about a
> week, damn it, just as a really fascinating discussion
> is getting started.
>






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