The debate "God is a scientific claim." was started by
May 22, 2015, 10:24 pm.
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god cannot be proved therefore not a scientific claim.
While we were able to show that lightning is a natural phenomenon, science is not able to rule out Zeus as the cause of some lightning. We can't say for certain that he doesn't cause lightning when he feels like it.
God is a positive assertion about our natural world. True, a generic does nothing god may not be testable, but gods that are given claims of its nature, actions, and abilities can be. For example Zeus was once believed to be the god of weather, until eventually we were able test the claim using science that ultimately led to it being false.
God is not a scientific claim at all. Science speaks to that which is natural. It is based on the principle that events have natural causes that can be observed, studied, repeated, etc... God, by its very definition, is supernatural in nature. It is therefore impossible for science to study something like it.
You can't conduct an experiment which looks at natural cause/effect relationships and come out proving that there is a supernatural cause. It's a complete misunderstanding of science if you believe otherwise.
God lacks the verifiability to be a scientific claim.