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Old 10-08-2009, 11:27 PM
Location: NZ Wellington
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Originally Posted by Narcissus23 View Post
If God is a singular entity, and it has to live forever, and has existed forever. Would it not eventually go insane? I mean existence is a long freaking time to hang around if you get my drift! Everything it creates is really just a manifestation of its own self. Things to keep it interested for a while. Maybe our existence is just a way that God escapes the reality of its own existence. Born on this planet with no knowledge of any truths. A temporary reprieve from the truth it has always known, and will always know.

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Old 10-09-2009, 12:36 AM
Location: Nanaimo, Canada
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Originally Posted by LogicIsYourFriend View Post
I don't really see the difference between non-falsifiable and non-verifiable. I suppose falsifiable means that if it were false it could be shown false, and verifiable means that if it were true it can be shown true. They are practically the same thing in terms of testability and observability, and I'm tempted to say that if something is (non)-falsifiable then it is also (non)-verifiable.
Falsifiability is the logical concept that, through direct observation or physical experiment, a concept can be shown to be false. It doesn't mean that it is false, but that if it is, such can be shown through observation or experiment.

Thus, in scientific circles (and in keeping with the forum's subject), the existance of God is unfalsifiable -- God's trancsendental abilities are independant of the physical world, and no amount of experimentation can prove or disprove the assertion.

In most cases, Logic, you're quite correct -- something that is unfalsifiable is usually unverifiable by nature. The Wikipedia article on falsifiability gives an example: 'All men are mortal' is unfalsifiable because it's impossible to verify that all men are mortal through any amount of experimentation or observation. 'All men are immortal', however, is eminently falsifiable, since all we need is a single example of a dead human.
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Old 10-09-2009, 02:18 PM
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^apropos: perhaps upgrading one single moment of infinity on this thread? i.e. making it worthwhile to remember..

Simone de Beauvoir (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
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