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Re: Depression, Evolution 2E

Posted by CC on November 15, 1999, at 0:46:13

In reply to Re: Depression, Evolution (CC), posted by Elizabeth on November 14, 1999, at 23:00:16

"Well, exactly; it's an untestable hypothesis. (And do we really have need for it?
Laplace didn't....)"

Untestable from a scientific viewpoint, not necessarily from a personal viewpoint. Laplace can worry about how to transform an equation from the time domain to the frequency domain for all I care.

"Plenty of people have accomplished great things without needing to appeal to an
object of religious faith."

This is part of Christian doctrine, maybe it should read "nothing of any real consequence".

"Appeals to authority aren't inherently bad, but I think it is a good idea to look at where
the authorities' opinions came from. If you can't find good reasons there, then arguably
they should not really be considered "authorities.""

These "authorities" have had 2000 years+ of study to base their ideas on, thats good enough for me.

"An answer to this rather broad question would require a lengthy dissertation! Briefly,
though, I don't necessarily expect all problems to be solved by humanity, certainly not
in my lifetime."

Do you think that mankinds survival as a species over the next 100 years is likely?

"One question is, is it possible for people to *accept* that some problems will go
unsolved? (Any Buddhists out there?) "

Sorry bud, I can't help you there.




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