By any reasonable definition of “knowing”, we “know” what we experience, i.e, empirical evidence is a trivial subset of our knowledge base.
That which God exists? The Christian one, or Vishnu, or Zeus?
There is only one God. No one claims or names God, he just is. It is God who has divided us. I mean, if you agree For my part, yes, I would say the Christian God. (JGrice02) I’ll just assume you speak english. I don’t read enough latin to understand Zues.
...you go aroud with some fancy idea about “knowledge” in that head of yours that doesn’t include empirical evidence as a necessary subset of knowledge. That is why you have a wrong conception of “knowledge”.
I disagree. I would argue I could guess how far I could throw a baseball by standing in one place with the ball in hand more accuratly than I could figure it out mathematically. The physics and angels and forces may all be correct, but there are too many variables. On the other hand, I’ve experienced throwing a baseball before so I can take a guess I could throw it just as far as before.
“most scientists are atheists”
Einstien believed in God, I’m sure Stephen Hawkins does as well. The more you understand, the more questions will arise.
Santa is visible. Or, at least, he would be if he existed.
Santa is an advertisement. Created and designed by Coca-cola to get you to buy useless products every year. Buy into it.
We are, therefore we are INFERIOR Is false. Most everyone on Earth is inferior to someone else in some way or another. Essentially, God’s existence includes us therefor we are equal. Do you respect your lungs and liver?
Economics (or, at least, a large part of the field) works from the basis of all sorts of crazy assumptions. Does it follow that it’s an empty discipline?
Yes, if you don’t make any money or you make more money than you need.
The tradition of negative theology, for example, comes to the conclusion that God does not exist (and yet still they believe).
We could argue Santa Claus, we would eventually come to the conclusion that Santa Claus is not a person, but a personification for Christmas. Santa Claus is an action and not a discription. If Coca-Cola never designed Santa, then he would not exist. God as already been defined, you can’t prove it incorrect because you can’t describe what God isn’t without using a word to describe what God is.
They came to these conclusions after careful study of the way objects behave.
They are still theories none-the-less, and don’t forget. Matter could attract to energy in actuality. The more questions we ask, the more answers we will get. Seems that someone might have presented some rational reason. We’ve been waiting thousands of years. I don’t know anyone who’s 1000 years old.
No scientist I’m aware of has proved the existence of god.
You could infinitly argue that nothing really exists, reality is only in your head. Everything you see is a self-derived dillusion based on miss information, poor eyesight, damaged hearing and numb fingers. Everything you think is real exists in a completely different manner for a completely different reason. The problem is, I can’t prove something I believe in. You can’t disprove it either.