O Timothy! Guard what was committed to your trust, avoiding the profane and idle babblings and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge—by professing it some have strayed concerning the faith. Grace be with you. Amen.(1 Timothy 6:20-21) NKJV
What you believe is a choice. The way that this works in the case of our YouTuber is that he’s made a choice of paradigm. He believes in popular science (SciPop), which, among other things, is a set of axioms which you have to accept in order for the paradigm to be true.
These axioms are used as the framework in which evidence is inductively rationalized to fit the paradigm, which is circular reasoning, causing it to be a pseudoscientific narrative of godless existence. SciPop has 5 Axioms:
The Induced Axioms of Mainstream Science (SciPop)
|1||There’s a causal relationship between space-time and gravity||Isaiah 48:13|
|2||Earth orbits the sun||Ecclesiastes 1:5|
|3||Stars are distant suns and galaxies||1 Corinthians 15:40-41|
|4||Nuclear decay has always been constant||Deuteronomy 32:22|
|5||Humanity is a product of of biological evolution||Romans 5:12|
These aren’t conclusions which can be deduced, they’re axioms which must be accepted in order to construct the paradigm. They’re the choices which you have to make if you want to believe SciPop. They just happen to be false.
Now if you accept the axioms and believe SciPop then you can interpret evidence but the interpretation you induce is paradigm-dependent and it’s not valid evidence against a competing paradigm, which is what the YouTuber did. We stated that SciPop is false and gave the reasons why. We proposed a competing paradigm that has axioms which have been deduced, and which are used to interpret evidence. The YouTuber told us that we were stupid and presented evidence against our paradigm which had been interpreted according to the axioms of his paradigm. He was deliberately deceptive, but inconsequential and irrelevant, so we can forgive him.