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  1. Cogito...what?

    Accuracy of radioisotopic dating

    Thanks, I understand. I am trying to put together the real issues. As I mentioned, I listen to a lot of books. Thousands of hours, I think it has been at least 5 to 7 years 8 hours a day. Of course it has not all been science and history but that is a passion with me. Please do not misunderstand, I am not saying that I know anything, just that as I listen to some of the thinking and modeling that has shaped our current and historical understanding of the universe, it is not as clear as many would have us believe. Data is interpretive, I am convinced that a kuhnian approach is what would benefit current inquiry. What do you think?
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    Umm, what do I say?

    enoob57, I wonder if I did not effectively communicate my meaning in the statement that I have a high opinion of human ability. My attitude is that humans have nothing that they have not received. Every ability, talent, proper passion is simply because we are created in the image of God. Is it any wonder we reach for the stars? We are dust and that is amazing, inasmuch as even that comes from His hands. Thank you for helping me clarify that.
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    Accuracy of radioisotopic dating

    Radioactive Decay Rates May Not Be Constant After All Alex KnappForbes Staff I write about the future of science, technology, and culture. I don't know, I am not ready to jump yet.
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    Accuracy of radioisotopic dating

    I love to listen to books at work. I finish drywall. I listen to a lot of science books and the great courses series. The more I listen the more I understand my ignorance. It seems that there is a lot of leeway in creating the models we want to subscribe to. It is a daunting task to properly wrap ones head around all the implications that the empirical data suggests. It seems to me that this battle will continue until the end of the world. As a Christian who wants to be found faithful to Gods word. I am literal to a fault. My hope is that unless sound reason fails, which it might, I refer to some of the multiverse ideas, and acceptance of eastern religion in science, that the anomalies will build up forcing more rational ideas. I am always keeping my eyes open for the "failures of scientific inquiry" book. Not just religion bashing, but a sound book that realizes that everyone gets it wrong and that sectarianism is a human fault, bar none. A real critique of scientific thought. Let all of the inconsistencies on both sides be answered. But the world will never believe, though one were to raise from the dead. I know that I am butting in to your conversation, please indulge me. This is my very first time online. I found this thread, found it interesting and hopped in. I cannot dialogue concerning all of the evidence and supposed necessary implications. But I want to try. Here is a question. How do we know without doubt that the Earth is over 4 billion years old? also, what is the data that suggests otherwise? The question might be to big. But hopefully those who know can be succinct.
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    Accuracy of radioisotopic dating

    one, may I ask your determination for what you accept as literal?
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    Accuracy of radioisotopic dating

    Here is my two cents,“The answers you get depend on the questions you ask.” ― Thomas S. Kuhn
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    Theology vs mythology

    Am I simplistic in saying that our theology is based on what we believe the Bible teaches? How we come to those beliefs is another question. That is, upon what do we predicate our beliefs.
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    Theology vs mythology

    Freeeagle, would you clarify your inquiry for me?
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    What is your understanding of Faith?

    Faither2, I am trying to understand the point of this conversation. Can you please tell me what point you are trying to make? I mean nothing rude here. I simply don't understand. I am new to the whole forum chat thing. Thanks.
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    Creator of the universe

    Greetings, what about soil microbes?
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    Thanks, angels4u, glad to be here. I hope it lasts.
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    Umm, what do I say?

    I have been looking at a few posts, and this will be very interesting. All sorts of personalities, at various stages in life and understanding. How will I be able to adequately converse. Will anyone really like me? Humm....? Maybe. I suppose that keeping it shallow is a good option. I mean, I guess that is what I believe most people are comfortable with? I have a high opinion of human ability. Created in Gods image and all. That, I can't help but think there must be some profound way to connect. Maybe, it depends on how much I really care. I know it will be in the disagreements that I will need to be careful. The easy thing is to leave, or be stupid, but I don't want either choice. I do hope that it is fun to talk to people.
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    Third post

    Well, here is my third post. I will put it into the Aether and see what happens.
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    Second post

    A little confused about getting approved. Video said three posts, so here is Two.
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    Greetings all, I am attempting to reach out to others for meaningful dialogue. I have been a struggling Christian since 1981. Not to put my worst foot forward but honesty is always the best policy. I consider myself a Christian Philosopher, amateur of course, but passionate. I have been influenced by many denominations. Started out Nazarene, with Seventh Day influence. then to more esoteric branches of Wesleyan belief. Then to the Door movement from Prescott AZ. On to historic Calvinism, the basic tenants of which I currently hold to. I examine all beliefs I come in contact with. Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. My mind is racing. Part of the reason I am here is because I have no one to talk to. I need a Philo friend, who wants to "do life together". Talk about things real. All I see around me is shallow opining, and empty activism. I want to feel good and right to, but life is short. It has been said that "The unexamined life is not worth living". Which makes me ask, how far can natural law take us into the truth? Well, I should have said natural reason, but I think I see the two definitions (at least as I currently hold them) as so closely related, I use them synonymously.