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  • Originally posted by NotSamHarris View Post
    Some "unknowns" are harder to turn into "knowns" than others.
    How do you know?
    Where is the evidence for a global flood?
    E≈mc2
    "the best maths don't need no stinkin' numbers"

    "The waters under the 'expanse' were under the crust."
    -Bob B.

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    • Originally posted by Stripe View Post
      How do you know?
      "Unknown" here can't mean something that can never be known. I'd call that "unknowable" or something. So, "unknown" can also be understood as being an answer to some problem. It is only "unknown" as long as we haven't solved the problem. Therefore, for some "unknowns" to be harder to turn into "knows" means that some problems are more difficult to solve than others.

      For example, a in mathematical problem "x + 3 = 8", the x has an unknown value until we calculate it. It is easy to come up with a more difficult problem, having an "unknown" that is harder to turn into "known" than in the previous problem.

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      • Originally posted by NotSamHarris View Post
        "Unknown" here can't mean something that can never be known. I'd call that "unknowable" or something. So, "unknown" can also be understood as being an answer to some problem. It is only "unknown" as long as we haven't solved the problem. Therefore, for some "unknowns" to be harder to turn into "knows" means that some problems are more difficult to solve than others.

        For example, a in mathematical problem "x + 3 = 8", the x has an unknown value until we calculate it. It is easy to come up with a more difficult problem, having an "unknown" that is harder to turn into "known" than in the previous problem.
        OK. That makes sense.
        Where is the evidence for a global flood?
        E≈mc2
        "the best maths don't need no stinkin' numbers"

        "The waters under the 'expanse' were under the crust."
        -Bob B.

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        • There are no such things as Never, or Impossible, or less than None, or more than All. No matter how long or what it is. - The “Is”, or “are nots” of the impossible cannot exist. - Want-it-to-be, has nothing to do with the existence of Intelligence beyond the lack of Intelligence of the earth. To say that the earth is “intelligent” shows the lack of it. --- In other words, - beyond the “Unintelligent Creatures”, Intelligence “Decreases”, not “Increases”. How can wanting it to be without any evidence that there is, and saying that there is; - how could that ever be intelligent? How can the unintelligent teach intelligently? --- If there were “Intelligent Beings” out there; they could not be of the “Creatures” created by God; ( thus ) it couldn’t be more intelligent than earth, or they would have already made themselves known if it were not “Impossible”. It wouldn’t be that hard to do if that was the “Intention”.

          The word “intelligence” is not used in this way in the Bible, and is listed only one time.
          The word “intelligent” is not mentioned in the Bible.
          The word “Knowledge” and “Aptitude” replace the word “Intelligence”.
          Hoses 4:6 KJV – “My people are destroyed for lack of ( Knowledge ): because thou hast rejected ( Knowledge ), I will also reject thee”. ------//-- If I’m right; - in Parable, all “Intelligence”, good and evil came from the Tree of “Intelligence” / “Knowledge”, and only existed on the earth.

          Paul – 091912
          ---Gal. 4:16.
          ---"Am I therefore become your enemy because I tell you the truth"???

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          • I just reread this old thread today. Oh man... this is classic, classic stuff.
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            • Originally posted by Knight View Post
              I just reread this old thread today. Oh man... this is classic, classic stuff.
              Where is the evidence for a global flood?
              E≈mc2
              "the best maths don't need no stinkin' numbers"

              "The waters under the 'expanse' were under the crust."
              -Bob B.

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