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Old Oct 11, 2012, 11:11 AM
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As said, many of the early scientists were priests, for example: Charles Darwin was an ordained priest of the Church of England. Gregor Mendel was a Catholic priest. The originator of the Big Bang theory, Georges Lemaitre, was a Catholic priest. He is not well known, so here is a link about him.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_Lema%C3%AEtre
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 11:36 AM
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As said, many of the early scientists were priests, for example: Charles Darwin was an ordained priest of the Church of England. Gregor Mendel was a Catholic priest. The originator of the Big Bang theory, Georges Lemaitre, was a Catholic priest. He is not well known, so here is a link about him.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_Lema%C3%AEtre
Charles Darwin was almost certainly agnostic. The idea he was religious is a common piece of disinformation perpetrated by theist. There is a big difference between blending in and truly believing.
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 11:44 AM
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I think Darwin became agnostic in later life. He had problems with the 'saved only by faith' part of Christianity, and was affected by the death of his daughter.

Here is a statement on teaching of evolution by the Biology Faculty at St. Louis University. I know most of them, and they do good scientific work. I have team taught ichthyology there, and got used to crosses at the front of the room, and statue of the Virgin Mary in the hall.

http://www.slu.edu/department-of-bio...t-on-evolution
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 11:52 AM
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I wonder who poses a bigger threat to freedom in the long run: troglodytes like the fellow in the OP, or terrorists?

And to think he's on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. Scarey.
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 11:54 AM
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believe it or not, i'm a christian. I just happen to have a brain too.
The guy is an MD, that usually takes a brain.
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 11:57 AM
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The guy is an MD, that usually takes a brain.
agreed. But he isn't using it, clearly.
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 11:59 AM
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agreed. But he isn't using it, clearly.
Well when you've got a brain like that, clearly you don't wanna be usin' it all at once
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 12:04 PM
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How do these neanderthals get into Congress? It's really scary to think he has constituents. Almost as moronic as the self abortion theory under legitimate rape.

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/1...ell/?hpt=hp_t2
I wonder if he's ever questioned whether or not Guam will capsize?
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 12:06 PM
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no no no..... that is a silly statement. what you are suggesting is that there is room in science for something with absolutely no scientific proof or legitimacy of any kind.... pretty much the antithesis of science.
Energy and mass cannot be created ... only changed from one to the other. And yet, we are surrounded by energy and mass. So where did it all come from?

And as scientist we often claim that the absence of something doesn't prove it doesn't exist ... so how can we be absoloutly sure there is no God? I could easy believe that the concept and representation of God or Gods by humans are completely wrong ... but does that prove there is no such thing?

The beauty of science is that we don't claim to be infaliable. One of my engineers is the most brillant person I know ... and he's also a very religous person. When asked, he says simply that science allows him to see God more clearly ... so many of our constants and equations are just to clean to be happenstance." and when he explains it to me that way, I can see his point of view and respect it.
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 12:07 PM
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You sound like an intersting man indeed
He's a pretty cool cat, good pilot too!

BTW.....its "interesting", in case you've forgotten.
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 12:07 PM
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We can't know can we

Join the only group on the planet with grasp of God

We call ourselves Agnostics!
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 12:07 PM
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He's a pretty cool cat, good pilot too!

BTW.....its "interesting", in case you've forgotten.
Ah - srry I had frgottn
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 12:08 PM
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Ah - srry I had frgottn
Heh!
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 12:10 PM
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We can't know can we

Join the only group on the planet with grasp of God

We call ourselves Agnostics!
I never did understand the agnostic position.

It assumes that God wouldn't choose to reveal Himself.
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I never did understand the agnostic position.

It assumes that God wouldn't choose to reveal Himself.
It doesn't ASSUME anything

That's rather the point
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