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From flickr.com/photos/47415925@N03/14573547341/: Stonehenge Sunrise
Stonehenge Sunrise
(image by The Stonehenge Stone Circle Website.)



Historians say no one knows for certain who designed Stonehenge or exactly how it was constructed. However, scientists have long assumed someone created Stonehenge, rather than proposing it randomly appeared. This is the most likely conclusion based on the observable evidence. Historically, what science "believes" is what appears to be true, unless and until proven otherwise.

Descartes first principle of philosophy, science and reason states: "Accept nothing as true that is not self-evident". And, the history of science tracing prior to ancient Greece on into the present, clearly represents a history of belief based on self-evidence. What humans call "science" when applied correctly, remains what is evidently true based on the known evidence.

Just as all known evidence indicates for every action there is a reaction, all known evidence indicates no action occurs by it's own volition. All known evidence indicates a universe filled with energy, light, motion and "zillions" of complex parts within ever greater complexity of parts, containing intelligent finite beings of conscience and conscious awareness, requires Primary Cause and Creative Intelligence.

Supporting evidence is required to overturn previously held positions by the majority of scientists. Thus, the correct postulate of true science remains "Eternal Creator(s)" until proven otherwise.

Pretending "science" is somehow different than belief in God is an obvious lie. Just as scientists "believe" in black holes and invisible light based on mirrored evidence, much more so mirrored evidence of our Creator is overwhelmingly self-evident. Just as the burden of proof remained on Copernicus to overturn what otherwise appeared to be true, the burden of proof remains on atheists, as all known evidence indicates the opposite conclusion.

Basic to wisdom, education, reason and survival itself, is to try to understand and separate what is really true, from whatever fiction the cultures and religions we are born into claim is true. As Jesus implied, if we don't know what is true, we have no hope of being free.

What we believe does not dictate what is true. Rather, what is true about how the universe and life came to be remains the same, regardless of what we believe or, fail to believe. And whether we label it "science", "religion", "philosophy", "education" or something else, what is actually true remains the same.

Some claim to be "agnostic", as if this insulates them from providing evidence. Those saying there is no God, probably no God or might be no God, are trying to sell the rest of us the greatest of all human superstitions, that the universe either did or could have magically randomly appeared. Such positions, however far-fetched, require supporting evidence, the same as any other claim.


A virus is several powers of ten larger in comparison to us, than we are compared to just the known universe. Pretending there is no God is like a virus inside of a microbe hiding under a microchip inside of an ivory computer tower, pretending the computer magically randomly appeared and self-assembled, only infinitely more preposterous.

Is atheism scientific? You decide.


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Well, Scott, I have to agree that, barring any adv... by Peter Duveen on Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 5:11:44 PM
What care I for the survival of our species? ... by Dan Baron on Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 8:02:52 PM
A so-called "enlightenment" resulted in imperialis... by Richard Aberdeen on Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 8:32:48 AM
We have to make economics back into a science. A ... by Scott Baker on Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 9:03:16 AM
"A so-called "enlightenment" resulted in imperiali... by Robert S. Becker on Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 11:47:52 AM
Yes, but don't forget MONEY! ;-) ... by Daniel Geery on Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 12:23:10 PM
Ah, but money is not something we can run out of i... by Scott Baker on Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 3:47:33 PM
I was joking, and, yes, I actually do remember tha... by Daniel Geery on Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 5:11:20 PM
It sure as hell doesn't guarantee the opposite. E... by Richard Aberdeen on Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 8:29:39 AM
"There is no evidence for energy, motion, light or... by Jim Arnold on Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 9:59:34 AM
I guess along the same line, was it ever definitiv... by Dan Baron on Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 at 11:24:46 PM
This article should never have been posted under s... by John Moffett on Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 7:05:05 AM
Yes, excellent, lucid comment. I agree as atheism ... by Robert S. Becker on Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 1:13:12 PM
Well, in volume II of my 400,000 word novel, I pos... by Scott Baker on Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 2:22:16 PM
What, only 400,000 words, considering that 200K is... by Robert S. Becker on Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 3:39:41 PM
Sigh...yes, that probably explains the poor sales ... by Scott Baker on Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 2:35:32 AM
There is also the fact that most people don't read... by Daniel Geery on Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 12:29:08 PM
There was a time when our understanding of motion ... by Peter Duveen on Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 5:20:56 PM
This article asks the question whether or not athe... by Richard Aberdeen on Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 8:36:17 AM
Well said and well defended. And yes, positing a c... by Peter Duveen on Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 9:56:52 AM
Unfortunately, I can't respond to all of the comme... by Richard Aberdeen on Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 10:11:39 AM
My eyes roll further. Many of us took the time to ... by Daniel Geery on Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 12:34:32 PM
I was for a very short time on writerbeat, induced... by Robert S. Becker on Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 1:21:50 PM
Earth to me adds up to being the only oppressed pl... by Michael Dewey on Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 12:06:39 PM
Science has thrived as a pragmatic discipline that... by Jim Arnold on Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 3:08:08 PM
Great Hume reference, which I forgot or never knew... by Robert S. Becker on Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 5:01:05 PM
Jim, I like your train of thought. If one day, we ... by Peter Duveen on Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 5:32:46 PM
I just thought of this.Q: How many members of the ... by Dan Baron on Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 12:58:20 AM
This is not correct regarding the known history of... by Richard Aberdeen on Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 8:48:25 AM
I'm not sure what you're claiming is not correct. ... by Jim Arnold on Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 9:45:39 AM
What Richard Dawkins said, at the end of a Time Ma... by Daniel Geery on Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 12:39:41 PM
I like this conversation.I didn't know that so man... by Dan Baron on Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 3:42:36 PM
The problem with your position is, it doesn't expl... by Richard Aberdeen on Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 8:54:38 AM
I recently published a book on this subject,click ... by Derryl Hermanutz on Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 3:50:25 PM
OMG, I may have to read a whole book? Here I thou... by Robert S. Becker on Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 4:52:05 PM
Hi Robert, I am familiar with Hume and quote him i... by Derryl Hermanutz on Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 6:14:30 PM
Daryl, I have a few issues with what you've just w... by Jim Arnold on Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 12:18:21 AM
I don't have a problem with an (earthly) theory of... by Robert S. Becker on Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 11:30:36 AM
I have to admit, you cause me to reacquire some ho... by Dan Baron on Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 5:16:38 PM
This sounds like an interesting theory, Derryl, bu... by Deena Stryker on Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 6:50:23 PM
I like the title, Deena. Maybe the strangest aspec... by Jim Arnold on Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 11:27:26 PM
I agree with your response for the most part. Acc... by Richard Aberdeen on Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 9:07:34 AM
DH: Fascinating ideas. I will be looking closer at... by Daniel Geery on Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 12:52:16 PM
The author writes, "pretending "science" is someho... by Jack Flanders on Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 11:24:44 PM
While skimming the article and the responses, my i... by Burl Hall on Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 2:48:08 AM
Yea, Joan Osborne is kind of saying what I'm tryin... by Burl Hall on Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 2:56:02 AM
My religion doesn't worry about creation. When I p... by Rob Kall on Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 2:17:59 PM
Rob, I get a "404" error, but would like to see th... by Daniel Geery on Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 3:24:41 PM
Oops The intertubes didn't like the www. I fixed t... by Rob Kall on Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 3:43:17 PM
As I read this, Rob, I heard one of the Upanishads... by Burl Hall on Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 8:35:21 AM
"... there are so many interesting reads in this ... by Daniel Geery on Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 12:17:04 PM
Actually, this article by Rob Kall:Dem AZ Congress... by Scott Baker on Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 12:43:43 PM
You mean we're all part of history -- and all we h... by Robert S. Becker on Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 1:59:46 PM
I like the picture, it reminds me of church staine... by Dan Baron on Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 2:28:58 AM
sigh. Such a limited view of connectedness. But th... by Rob Kall on Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 9:32:38 AM
It was a joke. ... by Dan Baron on Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 10:25:48 AM
Who knows about that? When I was headed for the ye... by Daniel Geery on Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 12:26:22 PM
The light didn't turn red? ... by Dan Baron on Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 8:11:28 PM
Not that I noticed, but you have reminded me of on... by Daniel Geery on Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 11:48:36 AM
"oxycontin"?Now we're starting to make some progre... by Dan Baron on Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 3:22:13 PM
Interesting, have you ever read or listened to Tom... by Burl Hall on Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 8:49:59 AM
Could you say it any better Rob! Beautifully put.... by Burl Hall on Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 8:11:39 AM
In the beginning there was a perfect Spirit. So pe... by Jim Arnold on Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 10:54:14 AM
sounds like you are describing the eviction of Ada... by Rob Kall on Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 1:39:48 PM
Adam and Eve? Oh my god. ... by Jim Arnold on Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 5:35:34 AM
The ubiquity of origin stories, and their similari... by Peter Duveen on Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 at 11:37:02 AM
Far more than leaving the garden of Eden -- and ve... by Robert S. Becker on Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 3:15:34 PM
I think Hegel wrote it, although in an idealist wa... by Jim Arnold on Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 5:41:43 AM
Interesting. ... by BFalcon on Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 3:35:03 AM
If God exists and actually cares about humanity, t... by Dan Baron on Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 1:24:46 AM
Because we are tested in making the choice: to be ... by BFalcon on Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 3:44:06 AM
Actually the fruit represents mainly knowledge of ... by Robert S. Becker on Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 11:16:29 AM
I believe that you are wrong.It is not the sin at ... by BFalcon on Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 2:41:33 PM
I don't invent the notion of "sin" and I generally... by Robert S. Becker on Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 6:53:40 PM
I know that your version (nothing wrong with it) i... by BFalcon on Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 9:09:13 PM
Here's another take on the "forbidden fruit" story... by E. J. N. on Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 12:33:27 PM
Sounds okay in general but how can man "play" god ... by Robert S. Becker on Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 12:51:18 PM
"This isn't much clearer or more enlightening to ... by Dan Baron on Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 1:41:38 PM
Funny?? That's high praise when I wasn't even tryi... by Robert S. Becker on Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 1:51:18 PM
Yes, it's an interesting conundrum to many. But in... by E. J. N. on Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 2:19:40 PM
You just keep avoiding what you see.Both mine and ... by BFalcon on Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 2:49:57 PM
Somethings we may never know in this life, though ... by Michael Dewey on Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 1:26:43 PM
Oh ok, Maybe there is a little self promotion here... by Michael Dewey on Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 1:46:48 PM
"Because we are tested in making the choice: to be... by Dan Baron on Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 1:26:52 PM
No, as I said humans have to pass the exam/test of... by BFalcon on Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 2:53:33 PM
The notion of what? Soul? Where is that confirme... by Robert S. Becker on Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 6:34:24 PM
One step at a time, my friend.I never said, nor do... by BFalcon on Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 9:13:47 PM
Is the correct answer, "two"? The halves then some... by Dan Baron on Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 11:07:48 PM
I don't know the answer, I don't know that anybody... by BFalcon on Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 at 5:43:57 AM
You should capitalize Heaven and Hell, right? You ... by Dan Baron on Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 10:58:22 PM
Yeah, but I believe in Pittsburgh (having been the... by Robert S. Becker on Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 at 10:24:09 AM
I would like to hear your answer on "split-brain" ... by BFalcon on Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 at 11:29:02 AM
Two of your family members influenced me.Sandy Bec... by Dan Baron on Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 12:13:21 AM