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Pandeism vs. Atheism vs. Darwinism: Do they achieve the same result?

Is there any conceptual difference between "Pandeism" and "Atheism" and "Darwinism"? It seems they achieve the same result about the universe's creation. I mean Pandeists achieve the same result ...
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Is there any proof of existence of any higher being who created us?

Our eyes, nose, tongue, skin, ears, and brain convert physical or chemical or electrical impact into electrical signals which are read by neurons in brain. I believe such a sophisticated machine could ...
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Is it right to say that pseudoscience confirms the past?

I was watching this video which compares Freud's and Einstein's theories, in reference to Karl Popper. Instead of looking backward and using past data to predict the present (like Freud), he (...
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What is the purpose of a high in terms of it being created or intended by a creator

I Believe God is real, if believing God is real and that he created the universe and everything it it, what is the purpose of a high? (produced by weed or any other drug) Why would God create a high? ...
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Where in the evolutionary chain did morality start to evolve?

One could argue that there is a common moral standard in dominant cultures, and most atheists conclude that morality is a social need gradually evolved in organisms. But at which stage of the ...
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Is it possible to stay completely unbiased? What is a good balance between the pursuit of truth and stay happy?

It is scientifically, philosophically and psychologically impossible to prove or disprove the existence of God, as many posts have said. Why not move on and eliminate the possibility of going to hell? ...
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Why does Philo skip Genesis 1?

In Νόμων Ἱερῶν Ἀλληγορίαι, (Legum Allegoriæ), Stoic Philosopher Philo of Alexandria sets out to make an allegorical commentary on Genesis 2-3. Why does Philo choose to pick up with chapter 2 instead ...
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Is science inherently naturalistic?

For an assignment, my philosophy of science professor had us read Phillip E. Johnson's "Evolution as Dogma: The Establishment of Naturalism" and then answer the following question: What is Johnson'...
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What philosophical objections based on irrationality have been put forward against the Creationist belief?

Creationism is the belief that the universe was created in six days as some interpret is stated in the Bible. I have been following the Creationist/Evolutionist argument for some time, and it appears ...
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Why do all arguments for and against a creator automatically assume a creator pre-existing the universe?

Surely an omnipotent being could travel back in time and create the circumstances leading to His creation. This would solve the problem of endless regression. Is it really altogether impossible that ...
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Was Plato influenced by Moses?

The 2nd century Christian apologist Justin Martyr is known for defending Christianity to the Platonists of his day. In his First Apology, he claims that Plato's understanding of the creation of the ...
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In idealism, how can you prove that God is the One who created the Universe?

In philosophy, idealism is the group of philosophies which assert that reality, or reality as we can know it, is fundamentally mental, mentally constructed, or otherwise immaterial. ...
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A Timeless God and His Will to Create: Contradiction?

Many God believers say, God is timeless, or atemporal, he exists outside spacetime. Where there is no time, there is no change. But in order to create the Universe, God would have to have an impulse, ...
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Why aren't creationism and natural science on the same intellectual level?

In the infamous creation museum a strategically very shrewd exhibit, where a scientist and a biblical scholar both study the same fossils, is being presented: The sign says “different scientists ...
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Why we think that we thinking by ourselves, independent and free [closed]

If anything thats every been created depends on its creator. Take computers for example where they think math but its us that programmed them. Then why do we feel that we think by ourselves, is it ...
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Is it possible for something to have no cause?

Bertrand Rusell writes in his essay "Why I Am Not A Christian": There is no reason why the world could not have come into being without a cause; [...] Warren Rachelle, however, states in his ...
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What is the purpose of the universe?

There are two extremes known as creationism vs evolutionism. Let's consider creationism for a moment, and imagine that God exists, and he/she has created us. The question that obsesses my mind after ...