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|Quote (afdave @ May 01 2006,08:19)|
|this "Creator God Hypothesis" DOES NOT follow the Deductive Framework. I have stated prior to giving my hypothesis, that I cannot provide a watertight proof for God and I don't believe anyone can, so people are correct in saying that my hypothesis would fail using the deductive schema. However, we CAN use Abductive Reasoning then draw an Inference to the Best Explanation (IBE), ...|
Some people can use Abductive Reasoning and then draw an Inference to the Best Explanation (IBE), but not you, Dave.
There is an old quote from David Brooks that applies to your method of reasoning: "To explain the unknown by the known is a logical procedure; to explain the known by the unknown is a form of theological lunacy."
Of course, your problem is that you don't recognise "God" as an unknown, do you?
Your "abductive inference" (that there is a least one god) is over 3,000 years old and so are the so-called "surprising facts" you are using as support. In all that time, going through several religions, it never made it past first base into the realm of deductive science.
Also, I would not recommend reading Stephen C. Meyer to learn about logic -- he'll probably forever cripple your ability to understand modern scientific reasoning.