At this point I would like to resurrect my comments made a year ago, attached below. The short of it is: either there is a god or there isn't. Biologist Richard Dawkins is mistaken to prevaricate, even slightly. By contrast, I argue from the point of view of physics.
My original question was:
"Science is open minded in regards to knowledge that exists, for it evolves as knowledge grows, but what does science make of a subject where there is no knowledge?"
And you have a query about it:
I have a little trouble comprehending your statement “where no knowledge exists”
I think I now understand where our discrepancy/misunderstanding exists. It isn't the meaning of Scientific method, and I don't even think it's semantics, I think it is timing.
When does scientific method begin?
For example 'the Dragon in my garage':
If we go to Carl Sagan's Garage to see the Dragon:
For you: Upon hearing the story you decide to apply scientific method to ascertain the truth of the matter.
For me: I don't think science can become involved until I have seen the dragon. Once the dragon has been seen, scientific method can be used to ascertain the truth of the matter. And everything leading up to the opening up of the garage door is just hearsay and general interest.
A more difficult example would be Uri Geller:
For you: upon hearing about him bending spoons you would use scientific method to ascertain the truth of the matter. And you could go one step closer than the previous example because you would be able to see him bend a spoon in front of your eyes.
For me: I still don't think scientific method could be used until after he bent a spoon in front of many people(preferably rational sceptics) who then agreed psychokinesis had taken place. So only after a group of rational sceptics had agreed psychokinesis had taken place could scientific method begin, and everything up until this decision is just hearsay, general interest and common courtesy.
I think our thinking is basically the same, but our timing is out.
No, I'm not 100% sure but if there is, he is one sadistic bastard. I would say I am 99.9999999999999999, etc.. sure.