Originally posted by Eladar
Faith is believing in something that you can't see. You believe that they will come up with something even though they have not done it. You believe in something that can't be seen. You have faith.
I have expectations of available futures. I will not call that faith. You insist on the word faith because in your mind it equates science and religion, you think them to be one and the same so every scientist is working from faith.
A true scientist has ZERO faith in his experiments.
He has maybe some expectations of what he thinks will happen but time and time again the experiments come out 100% opposite to what he originally thought.
There is NOTHING faithlike in that kind of endeavor.
You only use that term to cast credibility to your YEC views as if we are supposed to think a 6000 year old Earth idea comes from some kind of science.
THAT is faith.
You KNOW what you expect.
Your faith keeps you pointed in the same direction at all times.
Science on the other hand, goes down roads it never knew existed.
For instance, you of course know of the invention of Teflon, a complete accident from an experiment gone 'wrong'. There was no faith the dude was going to come up with something new, he had no idea there could EVER have been such a thing as teflon, till his experiment blew up.