Re: virus: Repost: Re: Then the fish'll go grrrr...

Eva-Lise Carlstrom (
Sun, 23 Mar 1997 19:40:10 -0800 (PST)

On Sun, 23 Mar 1997, David McFadzean wrote:

> > From: Lior Golgher <>
> > Date: Monday, March 24, 1997 12:06 AM
> > They attack each other only when one of them wrongly assume that their
> > territories are congruent. For example scientists who believe they can
> > empirically prove there's no god, or churches claiming the sun orbits
> > Earth.
> You seem to be suggesting that scientists cannot empirically prove that
> there is no god. That is not true (assuming you aren't using an
> extreme 100% certainty version of "prove"). Science has historically
> shown many things do not exist (phlogiston, elan vitale, the ether)
> by offering better explanations.

I disagree. Scientists have in several cases proven that there is not
*necessarily* a god, in that there are other explanations for various
phenomena that have been used as evidence for god. This does not
constitute proving god's nonexistence.