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Re^2: RFC: Is the Bible encoded in DNA?

by morgon (Priest)
on May 17, 2018 at 18:52 UTC ( #1214778=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: RFC: Is the Bible encoded in DNA?
in thread RFC: Is the Bible encoded in DNA?

The first doctrine of the Scientific Method
If you really believe that there is anything like "the" scientific method you should read some Kuhn (or Feyerabend if you want to be extreme).

Let him have his fun, if he really succeeds in finding an encoding that makes the thora appear in the human dna I'd consider that to be a sensation, if he (most likely) will fail, then he's learned some perl along the way.

No harm in that.

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Re^3: RFC: Is the Bible encoded in DNA?
by bliako (Monsignor) on May 17, 2018 at 21:31 UTC
     No harm in that.

    Except for when, one day, you read the press headlines: "God's word found in Human DNA". They will never bother to tell you that given all the free variables (encoding, number of verses, etc) and the continuous moving-the-goalposts, the odds suddenly became favourable for god (Inc.).

    I can happily co-exist with your citations. After all science is an anarchistic enterprise. !But! there must be some rules in conducting experiments and assessing their outcomes when we share knowledge, else we are all blind.


    no harm in that

      42 and "no harm in that" gosh are we all living in the hitchhiker's guide. Now here is a God and His Word comes in most forums.

        The answer to everything…?!

        perl -le 'print chr(42)'

        All right. That checks out.

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