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Christian Tractatus

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Geological and palaeontological evidence must be subjected to the same statistical tests as archaeological evidence.

  1. Where evidence is statistically insignificant, it should be treated with extreme caution.
  2. However, there may be occasions when the lack of evidence may not be statistically significant. For instance, when a rapid transition is presupposed, the existence of many transitional forms is not to be expected. This is notoriously the case in the theory of evolution. While the lack of evidence is to be expected, this lack does put pressure on the theory, which may be considered unfalsifiable and hence metaphysical.




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