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CS Lewis warned about arguing that we can not explain X, thus god caused X. He called it the god-in-the-holes argument.

As I see it, it has two main flaws. The first is that at this pace of progress and expansion of scientifical knowledge it is very possible that an accepted scientifical explanation does exist for X. The second  - the one that is argued by Lewis - is that what you got is a god that will inhabit a shrinking space. Not very godlike.

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by A swedish kind of death on Fri Oct 29th, 2010 at 02:36:06 PM EST
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And even if the space were not shrinking, it would still be demeaning to God to be placed within the confines of what we do not have a good scientific model for. Because in this day and age, that's a surprisingly narrow magisterium. We actually have quite a good handle on how the world works.

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Fri Oct 29th, 2010 at 04:52:55 PM EST
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