Re: Cannot prove nor disprove a soul.

From: Robert Bradbury (
Date: Sat Jan 22 2000 - 04:30:24 MST

On Fri, 21 Jan 2000, Dana Hedberg wrote:

> The answer is: you don't know. Of course you can not "prove" something's
> non-existence, but your statement above is a priori. You can not say for
> sure that there is a God (Supreme Being, etc.), and you can't say for
> sure that there is not. Agnosticism seems the logical choice in this
> situation.

I'm afraid I would have to concur. Hell, if you accept quantum mechanics
which is all "probabilities", why not treat god the same way.

> > Someone else (Clint?):
> >
> > Evidence of existence lies on a person making the claim. One
> > cannot rationally believe everything their imagination or
> > friend's imagination conceives of.
> >
> Agreed. But why are you so certain there is no Supreme Being responsible
> for our creation?

Particularly since you can't prove that the entire can of worms isn't
a simulation or an SI experiment. You have to say to yourself,
hmmmm, 11 dimensions [from string theory], I wonder *why* 11?

When dealing with the question of "god", I think its better not
to focus on existence or non-existence but instead to focus on
the semantic issues of how poorly defined the concepts are.
E. g. in the "classical" version, god created this universe,
but if the multi-verse theories of physics are correct, is "god"
responsible for those alter-verses, or do they each get a separate


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