I suppose the outcome of the studies have caused some internal stir for some religious folks but, for me, they are 'suggestive' at best.
Right. That goes back to what you said before about never, ever changing your mind about god, no matter what, and what I said about intellectual integrity. You are trying to show your faith and cheer for your team by denying reality. Congratulations, you have handicapped yourself.
That is also because you don't know enough about science and statistics. You think you can just brush this stuff aside, as if it were just an opinion. In fact, your motivated belief needs
you to do that. It makes you less smart.
See, there you go again....drawing conclusions that you have to know are void of logical. You have no way to know whether my faith is less reliable, equally reliable, or more reliable.
This again? All faith - the kind you are talking about, since faith is a very ambiguous and amorphous word - is equally useless in understanding how the universe works. We've been through it. You agreed we would not need science if faith wasn't and utter failure. Faith is just a collection of cognitive biases and illusions.
I do not know any theist ilkees who regard science the way you are suggesting, myself included. We are all very grateful for scientific discoveries that eliminate or even alleviate suffering or otherwise advance the general well being of us earthly citizens.
Please. You hate science because it has no need of gods. You have said as much. It reveals your belief system to be a primitive artifact of ancient times. You enjoy the fruits of it, as I said. You think you can draw a line between what you consider good science and bad. But you cannot. The same science that brings you vaccines, MRIs, global communications satellites, and glory holes is the exact same science that brings the Big Bang, Evolution and the fact that intercessory prayer has no effect. It is all the same.
Too late....my wife and I have three children. Their inclination to engage in debate with your ilk is virtually non-existent, though, so I suppose that is positive news for you.
No, it's not. It is terrible news. The last thing the world needs is three more religious fanatics who cannot understand science but think they do. Hopefully, in time, they will learn and look on their dear, old dad's beliefs as quaint fiction that comforts him and feel only mild embarrassment when he tells their friends and spouses about a god-sent global flood.