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Old 08-09-2014, 09:57 AM   #49
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A)Eric Fisher, what is the most convincing evidence or reality that convinces you your belief is true, and to follow up: do you consider this a knowledge or faith?
For me, it would be the Teleological Argument. Essentially, the vast complexity of our Universe and humanity. While an atheist could argue that such conveniences are merely chance, some examples of complexity make that hypothesis seem borderline impossible.

A common example I like to use comes from Professor John Lennox, a Christian philosopher and mathematician from Oxford University. He frequently cites this scientific fact in lectures, seminars, and debates. The ratio of electromagnetic force compared to gravity on Earth has to be accurate to 1 part in 10 to the 40 in order for us to have the chemistry to support carbon based life. To truly show just how improbable that is, Imagine that you covered the entire country of Russia with small coins and stacked them all the way to the moon. If you did this twice, colored one of the small coins red, blindfolded a friend, and then told him to pick one, the chances of him selecting the red one are about 1 part in 10 to the 40. This is the type of chance you would have to argue. Some chance right?
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