JamesOfSeattle wrote:Togo1 wrote:Ask them why they've chosen to have faith that everything in the universe is emperically verifiable rather than the equally unprovable and bizarre idea of a big guy in the sky?
Okay, I'll ask myself. Oh right, the answer is: results.
No, it really isn't.
If you find a village where they figure that boiling the water appeases the god of the stream, and that keeps them from being cursed with illness, they get plenty of good results out that. But you wouldn't place that above a scientific theory that didn't happen to be useful, even if, technically speaking, it got better results.
JamesOfSeattle wrote: In any case, if it really isn't verifiable, then there's nothing I can do about it, or with it, so why should I care?
The idea that there is nothing you can do with unverifiable statements, that they aren't useful or of value, is in itself unverifiable.