Some might consider this ironic: the theist explaining science to atheists. I don’t. I don’t see any reason why it should be surprising, even though some atheists think they have a lock on scientific reasoning.
Starting here in yesterday’s thread on “Five Things You Have Wrong About Christianity,” the atheists in the discussion are trying to push the idea of “scientific” prayer studies. What they’re showing is that they don’t understand how science works in such a setting.
They’ve been confusing experimentation with correlational research, they’ve shown they don’t understand how social research fails with “tainted” participants (subjects who know everything that’s going on behind the scenes), they’ve been failing to take confounding variables into account, and more.
This is about how science is done. Some people think that’s the atheists’ domain, but it ain’t necessarily so.