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Would you ingest a new chemical compound just because some scientist says he thinks it is "plausible" that it could cure your gout?
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No, but then ingesting chemicals carries physical risks not posed by ingesting theories.


having had The Gout .... i'd try almost anything someone said might plausibly cure it.



"plausibility" (which has no exact scientific measure) allowed to settle this issue
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Given the inability to observe a historical event, I'll take an explanation that relies on phenomena that has been observed in other instances over one that pre-supposes a being which has never been seen or heard from, nor has left any identifiable trace of itself anywhere.


that's the thing..... the Believers HAVE heard from him.
if you start with the firm conviction there is a god who could have designed everything, you're plausibility-standard for thing he didn't design is higher.


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