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Mon Jan 16, 2012, 04:30 PM

20. Science is based on the assumption that all natural phenomena have natural causes

That assumption may be right or it may be wrong. But if you assume that it's wrong, what you're doing isn't science.

What's more, once you assume that it's wrong, how do you decide which things have natural causes and which don't? Either you draw a lot of arbitrary dividing lines or you end up like those local shepherds who seem to get quoted any time there's an eclipse in some remote region saying that all things occur according to the will of God so how can humans presume to predict eclipses.

The bottom line is that creationism isn't science by any measure. It may cherry-pick the bits of science that it likes or it may reject science entirely -- but it doesn't share the premises of science, the methods of science, or the goals of science. And it doesn't belong in a science class.

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