Fireside Chat Ep. 167 - Science or God: Do You Have To Pick One?

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25 өдрийн өмнө

We’ve all heard it: “I don't believe in God, I believe in science.” That's fine, but how do you get good and evil from science? And do religious people reject science? Dennis responds.

Cool Dude
Cool Dude 3 цагийн өмнө
I believe god made me so I can enjoy life and have a purpose in it. I listen to science and reason and learn what works or doesn't so I can help improve everything as a whole. I will never criticize the man who believes or doesn't believe But I will criticize the man who preaches out of hate or gain and the man who refuses to acknowledge the science that has allowed us to come this far from caveman
the_feature_selector 10 цагийн өмнө
Follow the science...I think you’re leaving out CONTEXT.
Jerrod Newsome
Jerrod Newsome 19 цагийн өмнө
Family is the most awarding thing as well as your relationship with Christ.
Markku Hänninen
Markku Hänninen Өдрийн өмнө
Clothes aren’t intrinsic to human nature, if it were, you wouldn’t different human customs all over the world. They are certainly part of the culture, but cultures change.
Nayan Mipun
Nayan Mipun 2 өдрийн өмнө
Disagreed with the nudity issue, people shouldn't go around naked because children are around
Steve Gooden
Steve Gooden 2 өдрийн өмнө"My Whole Soul Is in It" by Steven F Gooden My whole soul is in it. Not a piece or a part but with all my heart. My whole soul is in it. Not for fame, fortune, vengeance or guilt, but for passion, charity, vision and will. My whole soul is in it, whether I live or whether I die, win or lose, do or try, my whole soul is in it. For what less could I give, when given so much, all those who came before me, their sacrifice my crutch, their legacy their touch upon not part of me but all of me, for my whole soul is in it.
Devon Meyers
Devon Meyers 3 өдрийн өмнө
The argument I believe he is dancing around is concerning evolution as scientific theory. The word “theory” in academia does not mean “guess”. It is based on data collected and researched; studies are then subject to critical peer-review. Anthropology (especially bio-anth) is extremely competitive and mistakes are eagerly pointed out by peers before & after papers are published. The scientific consensus in evolution is due to overwhelming evidence. It is labeled “theory” because there is no possible way to replicate “evolution” considering time restraints.
Devon Meyers
Devon Meyers 3 өдрийн өмнө
He’s confusing “trust the science” in regards to Covid-19 and the various suggestions/protocols/etc put forth from the CDC & WHO and the false information, conspiracy theories, etc being shared on social media. To my knowledge, God had nothing to say on the matter.
WARDEN NORTH 4 өдрийн өмнө
Yes. yes you do
danny turkian
danny turkian 4 өдрийн өмнө
Funny thing, I realized that atheists believe in 7 of the Ten commandments as well as the golden rule and many other thing Christians believe in.
Markku Hänninen
Markku Hänninen Өдрийн өмнө
Most of the commandments were codified in law in civilizations before christianity or judaism existed. So if anything, their origins are with pagans.
otha cindy
otha cindy 7 өдрийн өмнө
Well living on your own makes it really tough so whenever you have someone else it makes it a lot easier essentially marriage wasn't just great for the child. But it was also great for the people because the two people involved made a commitment to each other. One especially back in the day would take care of the home and everything else and the other would take care of the financial part making the money so the men would go to work take care of the money the woman would take care of the man in the home and the kids. When you're gone for 8-hour days it makes your life a lot easier when you can come home to a meal it makes it a lot easier when she's handling the bills or the rent or waiting for someone or going out to get something or getting something changed for you. It was a team effort but we don't have that team effort anymore people don't appreciate that team effort
otha cindy
otha cindy 7 өдрийн өмнө
You know I think you've been the most defensible out of anyone for the transgender community. Oh the funny thing is in my own personal experience everyone who knows me there isn't a single person who would say I'm transgender matter of fact I've been told by people I'm not transgender and I am just a woman. Of course I was born male physically. But they're definitely is a distinction and there's a lot of people that just really are not females are just guys that's it
otha cindy
otha cindy 7 өдрийн өмнө
Also my parrot figured out what's the most important thing to life. It's relation it's people well people and animals. I tell you I've had two birds and they love just as much if not more than a lot of people you just got to open your heart sometimes and take a chance
otha cindy
otha cindy 7 өдрийн өмнө
You can't put a diaper clothes on a bird because problem is Will trap heat in and that could kill them especially since they don't have sweat I as well another issue is you don't want them to get the poop and feces all over their feathers cuz it's difficult to clean off and it can create trauma to the area and you don't want to kill your bird
Deridus 8 өдрийн өмнө
Should we choose? Yes. If we're talking the deity of the Bible, we should definately choose. If it's the deities of the Hindus, we should choose. If it's the "pagan" gods of Pre-Christian Europa, of course we should choose. None of the deities are true as literally presented. God of the Gaps, indeed. The way Denis equates "Darwinism" is freaking laughable.
Valdrex 8 өдрийн өмнө
Uh, I know plenty of religious people who don't believe in evolution.
TheOldMPClub 9 өдрийн өмнө
Gotta love the so-called religious conservatives that never want to hold humanism and the Enlightenment to account for the start of most of this culture.
Punk Philosopher
Punk Philosopher 9 өдрийн өмнө
Just a suggestion for you Dennis. Please consider getting a drink and keeping your mouth hydrated during your’s hard for me to listen to people with dry mouths speak. I absolutely love your would help out my ears :)
Games TV
Games TV 12 өдрийн өмнө
I choose both. How do you know God didn't use science to create all his work. I am agnostic by the way.
cruizerdave 13 өдрийн өмнө
I don’t know Dennis, your buddy there seems to be living his life to its fullest!
Ted Bates
Ted Bates 13 өдрийн өмнө
I am a certified science apologist with Reasons To Believe. We believe that we have been given two books of revelation 1. God's Word the Bible and 2. God's World creation itself. If these two revelations are from God then they should agree. If it appears that they disagree then it is not the two books of Revelation but the interpretation of one or both and not the revelations themselves. Secular naturalism teaches that life is meaningless, you are an accident. It's survival of the fittest. There is no hope in secular atheistic science. When science is understood correctly it confirms the God of the Bible. I have written a book: Science and the Bible: Evidence for the God of the Bible by Ted Bates. I haven't published it yet but it is finished and I will mail anyone a free copy. My email address is if you give me a mailing address I will mail you a free copy that I have printed out and bound myself. I also have a published book on endtimes Bible Prophecy and if requested I will mail you a free copy of that too.
Matthew Wilson
Matthew Wilson 13 өдрийн өмнө
I’m not saying that science completely contradicts god or that it completely rules out the possibility of one, but the same can’t be said when you measure it with a lot of what is said in religious texts, so if I have to trust the scientific method or here say that was written down over 2000 years ago, it’s going to be the former
Howard F
Howard F 14 өдрийн өмнө
I know I am late to the game, but I need a distraction. I just saw this video and you significantly downplay the conflict between science and many religious fundamentalists. It is not just a 6 day creation, but evolution, which unites all biology; plate tectonics, which is the foundational theory of all geology; and the Big Bang, which is the foundational theory of all astronomy. And this has real world economic impact, such as in petroleum exploration. Fundamentalists attack the very foundations of science. Each year there are about a dozen anti science bills submitted to state legislatures that attempt to water down teaching of science in public high schools, and to prevent this it takes constant vigilance and promotion of truth and the teaching of unbiased, well-accepted evidence that the universe is ancient and all life evolved from a common ancestor.
Ken Masters
Ken Masters 15 өдрийн өмнө
My sister attends a university here in Canada and when I ask her about her studies she begins to explain to me. I hear about a concept called "non-human animals." Comprehend what this term means for a moment. These people believe that humans and animals are not different. God specifically said that humans are separate from animals as Prager said.
Thundawich 15 өдрийн өмнө
Can I get a citation for the thousands of individual scientists who came out and said that forming large protests wasn't a health risk?
Karen Greenup
Karen Greenup 15 өдрийн өмнө
I had followed you for quite a while, then did not. Today I was looking through my watchlist and "revisited" this weekly chat. Thank you for your work, and I see YOU have so much more power in your body and mind. Inspiring!
Patricia Garrett
Patricia Garrett 15 өдрийн өмнө
I am not sure I agree that the governments of the world did this to save us. I believe it was purposefully done to throw us into chaos, cause division and take us and the rest of the world. There's an agenda that most were unaware of, but no longer.
Kelly Brown
Kelly Brown 16 өдрийн өмнө
I love Prager U. MNpost blocks you and puts on pornographic in nature animated video game advertisements. Sickening!
Riccardo Aquilanti
Riccardo Aquilanti 16 өдрийн өмнө
Ancient China didn't have judeo-christian values, but guess what, they used to wear clothes anyway. The same goes for Ancient Egypt, Japan, Thailand, Classical Greece etc. That has literally nothing to do with Christianity and Judaism.
Wael Ltifi
Wael Ltifi 16 өдрийн өмнө
It's like i'm watching a rich demon from devil may cry 😂😂😂 ...
Caleb Law
Caleb Law 16 өдрийн өмнө
I follow where evidence points. No evidence exists that can prove a god exists so I don’t. I do not expect religious people to understand or practice a scientific mindset because it is unnatural. Morality must be draw from scientific truths because we must make rules about a world that actually exists. Not a made up fairytale.
Gyisel Hernandez
Gyisel Hernandez 16 өдрийн өмнө
Where is today's fireside chat?
Tim Deaton
Tim Deaton 16 өдрийн өмнө
Please condemn the trumpist radicals for their attempted takeover at the capital
Barbara Jones
Barbara Jones 16 өдрийн өмнө
I love you Dennis Prager. I’ve been following you and America politics for the last 12 months and appalled at the lies, manipulation and fraud I have witnessed and is blatantly obvious in your election system. The world looks up to America in so many ways, I’m scared for my beautiful granddaughters and their future. I was always taught not to lie and cheat. To work hard and reap the rewards. Honestly was honoured. My values to cherish everyone’s ideas, discuss and not argue. Opinions valued and not shut down. Seems the world is being led by a group of people who are manipulative and controlling, wanting to wipe history and kill culture. I’m scared really 😱 scared. How do I say hopeful? Again thank you for your inspirational videos. You never stop learning.
drealjackjohnson 17 өдрийн өмнө
God bless you Mr.Prager. you are really well mannered and your videos always have a heartful tone.
Virginia E
Virginia E 17 өдрийн өмнө
Hi Dennis! Please post your videos on or elsewhere like new tube. Many of us are dumping youtube and would like to watch your videos elsewhere. Thanks! Love your content and would hate to give it up, but we have to protect free speech and put our efforts where our mouths are.
Drake Dragon
Drake Dragon 17 өдрийн өмнө
I oppose the lockdown too!
Drake Dragon
Drake Dragon 17 өдрийн өмнө
2021 getting worst...hopefully someone turns the ship around.
Eli W.
Eli W. 17 өдрийн өмнө
flyingofdays 18 өдрийн өмнө
I’m gay and was atheist for a long time. I’ve been attempting to reconnect with my faith and am considering celibacy. Watching these makes me feel less like I’m betraying part of myself by embracing Christianity.
P h
P h 18 өдрийн өмнө
Lake street in Minneapolis MN NOW thats not safe 😨😨🤪🤪
E C 18 өдрийн өмнө
Money is not the root of evil. Lies are not the root of evil. It is the LOVE OF MONEY which is the root of evil. Many people will LIE if they are paid the right AMOUNT of MONEY.
Quinn Roberts
Quinn Roberts 18 өдрийн өмнө
23:00 If you feel so strongly that marriage is a must for all men, then more needs to be done to help those of us young men who are having difficulty even getting girlfriends, or even meeting many dateable women. I'm almost 24, and I haven't had a girlfriend since the 4th grade, and the only girls I ever encounter who seem even vaguely interested in me are middle schoolers.
John Smith
John Smith 18 өдрийн өмнө
Short answer to title question: No. God made the scientific method, and the scientific method is perfect.
Amy Thornton
Amy Thornton 18 өдрийн өмнө
thank you, Dennis Prager, for your sound voice of reason ❤️
Scott A.
Scott A. 18 өдрийн өмнө
It is my humble opinion that God is the author of the sciences. He has created a universe full of wonders and endlessly opportunities for discovery. Religious belief does not mean you have to reject science or vice versa.
Anonymous Libertarian
Anonymous Libertarian 18 өдрийн өмнө
Rumor has it that masking and social distancing will become permanent. You heard it here first...
Wade Novin
Wade Novin 19 өдрийн өмнө
Prager lies and distorts with such ease....
Motz 19 өдрийн өмнө
Does anybody know how to submit a question to Dennis' Fireside Chat? I'm not finding an obvious way...tia.
Momma Cita
Momma Cita 19 өдрийн өмнө
I love your fireside chats Mr. Prager and am very thankful for your wisdom clearly spoken. May God bless you in 2021!
Oliver 19 өдрийн өмнө
I don't think this guy has met Mormons. Now seriously, I'm an atheist: The problem with religion is not 'science«, but logic. I If the best thing to protect a society from tyranny is protecting the individual quality in each one of us, which also means defending the right of everyone to live their lives the way they want as long as they allow others to do the same But Your religion believes that other people's lives might be immoral and you conclude from that a right to break their individual rights Then you have a contradiction. The issue people like me have with religion is simply this. It is putting religion over logic. Over individualism. And, for some reason, human beings seem to be too emotional to be impartial and allow everyone to choose their own lives, even if that means going against your god. As long as that seems to be the case, you'll find me hating on all religions.
Afghan 19 өдрийн өмнө
Science comes from God.
Brenda Culver
Brenda Culver 19 өдрийн өмнө
This is my first time listening to you unfortunately it’s your last fire side please tell me that you have other ones coming up just to talk. I appreciate that you’re a Christian so Am I . Oh my goodness I just seen one of your commentaries why this Jew loves Christians are you a messianic Jew? I guess I’m gonna have to listen to that one to find out anyways thank you for what you do. And I like you I have not let this year get me down this year our church. Called it the year of perfect vision. 2020 I thought that was so appropriate God gave that to a gentleman that used to go to our church and I’ve heard other people use it. The 2020 that I’m taking out of it the perfect vision, is that God allowed us to see what’s been going on for years in our elections.With that alone he had to use that so sin and it’s darkness needed to come to light. Have a blessed 2021. I know I will God bless America God bless President Trump and God bless vice President pence
Anand Shinde
Anand Shinde 19 өдрийн өмнө
6:40 Dennis, Science never says the weak dies... You need to study science. You cant just make random claims and refute them to claim vistory.
Trent Caldwell
Trent Caldwell 6 өдрийн өмнө
What then is 'natural selection' ?
Shlaymeh Rifkind
Shlaymeh Rifkind 19 өдрийн өмнө
Dennis PLEASE. You constantly emphasize the difference between Leftism and Liberalism. Please supply a concrete and working definition of Leftism and Liberalism WITHOUT merely giving examples! Or in the alternative, please explain why you consistently provide a non-working definition of the two and contrast the difference between them - by merely relying upon examples. Thank you
frosted1030 19 өдрийн өмнө
You seem to suffer from delusions of grandeur. You won't let reality get in the way of your egomania. Sad little animal.
Jaanus Hiiemae
Jaanus Hiiemae 19 өдрийн өмнө
Prager is a despicable person. So much demagoguery, lies, twisting. We are not hiding because we are afraid to die, you village idiot, we are staying at home to not kill other people and reduce the transfer of virus to other people. But this simple concept is too difficult for your ''moral Christian mentality'' it comes to mind only to ''immoral science followers'' who learned through science that the best way for survival is to have empathy, tolerance, and cooperation with other people and not trying to prohibit man to wear dresses or walk naked. Just take your ''Judeo-Christian morality'' and put it where the sun does not shine.
SLH86 19 өдрийн өмнө
Science actually explains why we are kind. It's really basic. We have empathy because it benefits the herd. We can't accomplish much alone, but if we have a community, we can split the work and thrive. So you are wrong. Science does explain that being "kind" benefited our development and evolution. It's a bit rich that this man speaks about morality of German doctors, while he states that he believes in god. I assume he is Christian. In that case, he should have a closer look on how many people he would have to stone to death if he was following the rules of the bible. So, no, the bible is not a good book for creating your moral code. I would ask this man "do you feel the need to kill homosexuals or stone children that don't obey their parents?, No? Why ? Do you think it's wrong? It is in the bible, you know. Are you telling me that you are someone who can just pick and choose what you want from the bible rules?" His logic is so wrong...
Frups 19 өдрийн өмнө
Dennis; "Do you know any religious person who do not believe that gravity does not exist?" Basically the whole Christian fundamentalist flat earth movement do not believe that gravity exists.
smlifyrasor 19 өдрийн өмнө
Clever lies and manipulated reasoning, to justify his horrible views. This guy is as anti-science as it comes, whenever that science says something he doesn't like.
Jake Zgab
Jake Zgab 19 өдрийн өмнө
Same to u and yours Dennis 🇺🇸🇺🇸
topcat890 19 өдрийн өмнө
Under Joe Biden the next four years. One out of two girls will be sexually assaulted
Amy Caruthers
Amy Caruthers 19 өдрийн өмнө
I want to go to Israeli with you and your group the next time you go- how can I get details? Thank you- love listening to you!
Xavier Salas-Bowen
Xavier Salas-Bowen 19 өдрийн өмнө
Love it
Red Blaze
Red Blaze 19 өдрийн өмнө
Science does lead to development of morality. Humans are a social specie, and if evolution has thought us one thing, it is that social species have a great advantage for survival, since they are cooperating with each other. Empathy is a result of this, and we all know that if we're going to survive we have to have rules on what we can or cannot do. And Dennis's understanding of 'survival of the fittest' is so wrong. It doesn't mean 'survival of the strongest', but that the specie that is able to adapt to its' environment will survive. We humans are physically weaker compared to our ape-relatives, yet we are the rulers of this world due to our intellect.
M P 20 өдрийн өмнө
Believing implies a lack of proof to make it knowledge. Therefore it is impossible to believe in science. That is why I believe in God!
BC VORTEX CHANNEL 20 өдрийн өмнө
The goal of the Left is to end Christianity. So, next, the Leftist politicians will mandate everybody must be naked in order to fight global warming. You don't need air conditioning. You can just be naked. If they can force us to wear masks, why can't they force us to be naked?
TomTheTankie 20 өдрийн өмнө
Trump is a leftist?
Ole Mextorf
Ole Mextorf 20 өдрийн өмнө
Well, as I am aware you are divorced multiple times, so aren´t you violating your precious values yourself? And aren´t you yourself a hyppocrite?
Ole Mextorf
Ole Mextorf 20 өдрийн өмнө
Who does exactly say that men give birth?
Boats And Hoes
Boats And Hoes 20 өдрийн өмнө
Porn and Masculinity have one thing in common.... You'll know it when you see it.
Bharath Murali
Bharath Murali 20 өдрийн өмнө
The argument that "science believers" don't believe in God because they believe that religion & science contradict one another is such a strawman.
Luiz Módolo
Luiz Módolo 20 өдрийн өмнө
Dennis, I wish you a happy 2021. Greetings from Brazil!
Tiago Santos
Tiago Santos 20 өдрийн өмнө
Past week I watched the movie "Soul" from Disney and kept thinking about how it relates to this speech from Dennis. Do you want to live or to "not be dead"? Take care of yourself and your loved ones, wear masks, wash your hands and practice social distancing as possible, but live your life and enjoy the company of your family and friends. Life is not only about surviving, we survive because we want to live fully!
Jason Reheis
Jason Reheis 20 өдрийн өмнө
I saw what you'll said about General Lee the Traitor who lost his citizenship for being an enemy of the U.S.A. All in the name of preserving state's right to own slaves. He was a Treasonous S.O.B. Supporting him is no different than supporting Bin Laden. The only place for those monuments is in the many Civil War museums.
Frederick Anderson
Frederick Anderson 20 өдрийн өмнө
This theme is completely incorrect. Science does not mean what Prager says. Check any dictionary; science means knowledge only. It does not mean an opinion.
Steffen Jespersen
Steffen Jespersen 20 өдрийн өмнө
I think it is wrong that only a faith in a God can leave to a moral codex. It is not against science/evolution to have kindness and care for other people. It has shown by evolution to be a very successful trait in all intelligent mammals. 1) "Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you" When you are strong help others, so they will help you when you are weak and thereby you stack your chance of surviving. That is shown in many animals. We have evolved to be a creature of compassion and empathy and should listen to it. 2)"Like a muddied spring or a polluted fountain is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked" Remove or push out pack members that are asocial or threaten the survival/unity of the pack. That is also seen in many animals and is a key part of evolution of intelligence.
Video James
Video James 20 өдрийн өмнө
Y'all need to find a surrogate father who doesn't lie to you and isn't bought out by oil lobbyists. Or you could, yaknow, talk to your dad. Maybe try to solicit a hug from him idk
smilingmushroom32 20 өдрийн өмнө
Slavery defender.
Tasman Walker
Tasman Walker 20 өдрийн өмнө
Hi Dennis, I've watched most of your fireside chats since I first discovered them, and I find your chats encouraging and insightful. I like you and I like them. The issue of Day in Genesis is more important than you think. Yes 'day' can have different meanings. In Gen. 1:5 "God called the light 'day', and the darkness he called 'night'." Day here means the daylight part of the day, as it does in verses 14-16. In Genesis 2:4 day means period of time, and many translations translate it that way. But elsewhere in Genesis 1 the context is clear that day means 24 hours. Context, context, context. It is vital to the Judeo-Christian worldview to take this as written because millions of years puts fossils, death, bloodshed, and disease before sin and the curse came into the world. In other words, you are blaming God for the death and suffering in this world. What sort of a God would do that? So, where is the basis for morality if you accept millions of years? Also, why is it so hard for God to create everything in 6 days? No problem. So, where does the idea of millions of years come from? It is not science. It comes from philosophical naturalism. I.e. atheism. For the atheist to explain how the world came into existence by natural processes he needs billions of years (even then it doesn't work). It is a religious belief system that comes from the religion of atheism. So Dennis, don't shoot yourself in the foot.
Justin Magaw
Justin Magaw 20 өдрийн өмнө
Religion and tradition are idiot things, and hold back science.
Lana G
Lana G 20 өдрийн өмнө
I say no, you don't have to pick, but with a caveat. Science is the process by which imperfect man uncovers knowledge and realities about the creation. God is the omniscient creator of the universe. So in the case of a conflict between God and science where choosing both is not possible, one is better off choosing God. It is ultimately a question of what you will put your faith in. Will you trust man's testimony, or will you trust God's testimony? There is mountains of evidence to confirm that the Bible is indeed the inspired Word of God, and not just an ordinary book written by men. Who will you trust?
Albert Elizondo
Albert Elizondo 20 өдрийн өмнө
Colin Ference
Colin Ference 20 өдрийн өмнө
Yes you do. The book of good teaches us the earth was created in 6 days. You absolutely have to choose. Anything more than the most basic spirituality conflicts with science lmao
Colin Ference
Colin Ference 20 өдрийн өмнө
@Lana G right?
Colin Ference
Colin Ference 20 өдрийн өмнө
@Lana G sure, that’s fair. Although based on your own logic here, which is correct, there is no such thing as an “objective fact” insofar as we could grasp or perceive it. This admittedly flawed and bias-prone process of science is the best hope we have for discovering any sort of truth about our universe. Religious proclamations, which are supposedly drawn from the creator of the universe, are, at the end of the day, not any less the flawed individual interpretations of men than science is. It is only ever rational and wise to defer to the belief system of “flawed interpretations of men” that is backed up by hard evidence, independently peer reviewed, and holds up to logical scrutiny. Believing in things without evidence 100% conflicts with the principles of science.
Lana G
Lana G 20 өдрийн өмнө
@Colin Ference You're right. Science, at its core, is simply a process which people use to discover and make sense of facts about the universe. Because it is carried out by imperfect human beings, it can be tainted by bias and ideology and therefore isn't always a reliable picture of reality. What I mean to say is that young-earth creationism doesn't conflict with objective facts, only with human opinions about those facts. I'm sorry if I was unclear or worded it wrong.
Colin Ference
Colin Ference 20 өдрийн өмнө
@Lana G “most scientists interpretation of the science” is literally the definition of science. Where do you think science comes from? What is scientific information if not different scientists interpretations of things?
Lana G
Lana G 20 өдрийн өмнө
Young-earth creationism does not conflict with science. It simply conflicts with most scientists' interpretation of the science, which is based more on ideology than actual research and data.
Javi Senar
Javi Senar 20 өдрийн өмнө
Yes, you have to. Thanks for coming to my TED talk. Have a nice evening
AKJProductions 20 өдрийн өмнө
Only 🇺🇸 and 🇲🇽 are founded to have small government. A social net to help/serve people who need it is good but still a small government is imperative.
Greg F
Greg F 20 өдрийн өмнө
Remember existence is both a hardware and software problem. While evolution may explain the hardware side, it cannot explain the software. The mind is far too complex for randomness to produce. Genes can carry a lot of information, but they are not able to store and transfer the amount of data needed for you own internal operating system. Somehow a single cell is able to know how to divide into complex structures that are dependent on other complex structures to function. So how does a T cell know what to produce when it has no ability to obtain or transfer knowledge? The more you know about biology, the more design is evident.
Mark 20 өдрийн өмнө
"Believing" in science is misleading. One *accepts* science; or not.
Trenton Barton
Trenton Barton 19 өдрийн өмнө
@Lana G Science will never be set in stone, because we learn new things everyday. But most things under the umbrella term of science have been backed by millions of scientists, and millions of studies.
Lana G
Lana G 20 өдрийн өмнө
Words like "belief", "acceptance", or "denial" really have no place in the scientific lexicon. Science is not a set-in-stone ideology to be rammed down people's throats or used to demonize those who question it. It is a flawed process carried out by flawed human beings that are constantly in search of knowledge. To say that "the science is settled" is to imply that man is capable of achieving omniscience. Which is an absurd and conceited claim to make.
Y R 20 өдрийн өмнө
Montgomery Montgomery
Montgomery Montgomery 20 өдрийн өмнө
Wait why are you on three different drugs? Coronavirus doesn't even exist
Nils Kangas
Nils Kangas 21 өдрийн өмнө
@Dennis Prager: Actually you describe science quite falsely: The scientists that deal with the humanistic matters of "being kind", "saving life" or "good/evil" actually state that altruism is beneficiary in evolution of species and society, mutual help and trust gives advantages for common survival. And philosophers that reason around the subject argue that maximum happiness for all is a driving force, naturally creating social guidelines. These have sometimes been enforced using divine authority, but it is not necessary. I do know many examples of Christians that reject doctor's involvement (e.g., vaccine, an earth globe, geological facts, scientific reports etc with arguments that it is all a conspiracy to take away faith and impose ungodly principles etc, referring to inerrancy of Scripture about Noah's flood, creation, worldview, etc. And I have meet quite a lot of Christian scientists, and all do reject biblical irrerrancy and the literal understanding of creation, flood, human constitution, and also quite often Bible morals upon scientific base. Science is a method of observation and collection all facts organize all input in models and theories that can be universally tested by anyone with sufficient knowledge otherwise falsified, especially natrual sciences. Scientific research is descriptive, not prescriptive, and is subject to ethical scrutiny - unlike the Nazi examples that make me remember how the Church used to deal with "heretics" and "sinners". Social contract determine what is acceptable or "good" in a society, and philosophical sciences can help in that discourse, with ethics discourse, epistomology etc. There is no point in having scientists from a field have opinions on that outside their expertise in a serious discourse. What non-experts say about hydroxychloroquine is irrelevant when the experts dismiss it for CoViD-19 based on research. It has never been possible in the Church to use the Bible to reach consensus about good/evil... Which is God's actual position on slavery, human sacrifice, rape etc etc... Natural science brought understanding about microbes, contagion, antibiotics, hygiene and drove medical research and building of hospitals meanwhile religious people opposed it in so many ways - the Bible was not helpful to understand and avoid infection. Why didn't God care? Not long time ago disease was explained with demons, spells, divine punishment for sin, autogenerating etc. Your reasoning around CoVid safety is silly - during a war it is not strange for people to make sacrifices and not enjoy all available comfort, in order to save as many as possible in the war - but in the war against a virus your kind wants people to be selfish and demonstrate "freedom". I agree that certain Communists have disregard for truth, but also most pastors I know are quite dishonest... Most leftists I know handle facts with good sources and criticize their own when they fail, but all my right-wing friends are prone to conspiracy theories with no base and promote stories that collapse at basic fact-checking. For each leftist lie I have heard 100 GOP/right-wing lies... Authoritarian left: Cuba/USSR, Liberal left: European right/left, Liberal right: US Dems, Authoritarian right: Fascism (liberal left and right are close, so is authoritarian left and right! Hitler and Stalin collaborated and oppressed free speech in the same way - "enemy of the people", as even heard recently, and Kim Jong-Un is "king")
Otterface 21 өдрийн өмнө
Religion and science should remain separate. Pretty simple.
Dink Martini
Dink Martini 21 өдрийн өмнө
I have not watched this but I'm going to answer anyway. You do NOT have to choose. Religion is a vehicle of faith. Science is a vehicle of facts. They CAN over lap but are not required to and are not mutually exclusive. Many scientists are religious. Many devout persons accept and admire science. There! I saved myself 1/2 an hour.
Connie Ashley
Connie Ashley 21 өдрийн өмнө
How did you get hydroxychloroquine? Ivermectin?
Eric Bess
Eric Bess 21 өдрийн өмнө
I understand wanting to be "politically correct", but I have to take a bit of an issue with saying that transgenderism doesn't blur the line between male and female. It really does - almost by definition. I get what you are saying Dennis, but I think it would be better to say that you don't know the circumstances behind the decisions made by individuals, but as a society, accepting the people who do this is different than acceptance of the practice in general.
Lux Brumalis
Lux Brumalis 21 өдрийн өмнө
Happy New Year Dennis. Listening to you is very soothing, like classical music with a heated blanket and a cup of tea, curled up in bed. I have no ‘church’ and no ‘political party’ bc of people lying and pretending to be something they’re not. I do have judeo/Christian core values that I hold central to all my decisions and am raising my children to do the same. Thank you for such enjoyable fireside chats, a big dose of ‘normality’ 🥰
Jason Johnston
Jason Johnston 21 өдрийн өмнө
Happy New Year!
Jan Borovička
Jan Borovička 21 өдрийн өмнө
Science is different to all other systems of thought because you dont need faith in it, you can check that it works. (Brian Cox)
MrMntsrck 21 өдрийн өмнө
I pick science all the way. Apparently you guys did too since you're using stuff made by scientists like the video cameras you're using to record this videos, the internet.
MrMntsrck 21 өдрийн өмнө
Was that robert e lee statue video was for real or where you just trolling 🤔?cause man you guys pissed off a lot of people I saw the video my self and I was in awe 😳.
Bretheren Lee
Bretheren Lee 21 өдрийн өмнө
the bible says that the white woman was made for the black man ever much as the white man there is no distinction1 corinthians 11:9 1 cor 7:39 she is free to marry anyone she wishes, but he must belong to the Lord
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