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Author Topic:   What's the problem with teaching ID?
Panda
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Message 193 of 337 (664431)
05-31-2012 10:49 PM
Reply to: Message 189 by swensenpower
05-31-2012 10:06 PM


swensenpower writes:

all that I am saying is if information and ideas are being covered that are mostly speculation why discriminate.


Because some speculative ideas lack any evidence.
Otherwise, where should we stop?

We could spend the next 100 years teaching someone all the different unevidenced origins of life - 100 different aliens dropping seeds of life; 1000 different gods calling forth life; 10000 different wizards waving their wands.
The number of "what if"s are almost endless.
So, in science, we stick to things we have evidence of.

swensenpower writes:

What makes any method more important to teach than the other?


Evidence.
Always evidence.

swensenpower writes:

May be it is personal belief but I honestly don't beleive that any speculation on how life began can be scientific.


Despite your beliefs, yes - it can be scientific.
Experiments can be done; results can be measured; things can be learned.

swensenpower writes:

How can an experiment be conducted when the variables are not even known.


But some variables are known.
Ultimately, we may never find out the exact way that life originated on Earth, but we can investigate the different ways that life can originate.

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Panda
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Message 208 of 337 (664451)
06-01-2012 5:08 AM
Reply to: Message 203 by swensenpower
06-01-2012 2:06 AM


swensenpower writes:

I don't have time to reply to every one unless i spend more time than I plan to in this forum


There is no rush.

This is not like a chat room - there is no penalty for taking a day or a week to reply.
The main thing that will attract criticism is poorly thought-out responses.

So - take your time.
A single good post is worth a dozen one-liners.

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Panda
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Message 303 of 337 (665044)
06-07-2012 12:49 PM
Reply to: Message 302 by Genomicus
06-07-2012 11:23 AM


Re: Summary
Genomicus writes:

Have you ever tried putting the human brain in a shrew, jar?


Shrews are too small for human brains?

Then what is preventing larger animals from having a human brain?


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