Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Jun 2012 23:07 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Two weeks ago, my grandmother passed away - the last grandparent I had left. As those of you with experience in dealing with deceased family members know, the funeral is only the start; the next part is taking care of the deceased's affairs, which includes going through all their belongings to determine what to do with them. I took care of my grandmother's extensive book collection, and while doing so, I hit something that fascinated me to no end: a six-volume Christian Encyclopaedia from 1956. In it, I found something I just had to share with OSNews.
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I find this argument very counter-scientific.

If you say God exists but provide no supporting evidence, I am scientifically entitled to be unconvinced.

If you say God does not exist, but provide no evidence, I am scientifically entitled to ignore you.

It is not. Science works that way. You may find that unconvincing, but that doesn't make it counter-scientific. Would you say that pink unicorns exist? If not, can you demonstrate that they do not exist? I doubt it, but still, the only valid (from a scientific point of view) stance would be to assume they don't exist, because there's no evidence supporting their existence. I think you would find it very, very hard to find a scientist who thinks otherwise.

Edit: typos.

Edited 2012-06-10 05:32 UTC

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