Originally Posted by Acting Like Godot
There is also the interesting question of how far you should rely on science. Eg I know that you personally believe in God; and if I asked you why you believe in God, you would probably be able to articulate a fairly decent explanation. Yet your explanation would certainly be unscientific. God can't be scientifically established. But is this, to you, enough reason to not believe in God? Probably not.
Yes, my attempted explanation of why I believe in God would be pretty unscientific, but I have never tried to prove the existence of God in scientific terms. I raised the scientific aspect as you have often broadened the belief in LoA to encompass both science and traditional religions, and, of course, I have questioned the religious claims for LoA on other related threads.
I agree with much of what you have said and I respect your search for the truth and your tests to prove claims one way or another.
I suppose LoA has failed my personal, validity tests, though they may have succeeded for others. We don't really know what reality is, let alone be able to declare that we create everything in it. And what is 'creation', and who exactly are 'we'. And what is consciousness? When we go to deeply into it, we get lost. Do we really know the answers?
I sometimes wonder if it is really worth searching for them. There's a lot to be said for living an ordinary, humble life and appreciating the simple things and not to think too much about improving, developing, succeeding and winning all the time, constantly desiring more and more.
It's nice to take some time out and not worry about these things.