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God of the Gaps

Engineering God in the scientific image

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From both sides of the debate God of the Gaps is used as a disparaging critique of an argument. The non-theist often considers the accusation sufficient to refute the argument. The theist is keen to assure us their arguments aren’t God of the Gaps.

Which means everyone agrees to be guilty of God of the Gaps is to suffer intellectual damnation.




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Prudence Louise

Prudence Louise

Writing about things that interest me. Which means I’m probably writing about philosophy, religion or spirituality.

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