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Author Topic:   Helping a Friend about the Nature of Science
Tram law
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08-15-2010 12:53 PM

This is my first topic here.
I will admit that I don't know a lot or understand a lot about evolution. But I am not against it, just indifferent to it. I do have a greater understanding of how science works though.
But I have a friend who is staunchly against it because he is both religious and anti-authoritarian. I also feel he does not even have a true understanding of how science works.
So one thing I want to tell him is that the different breeds of dog and the domesticated banana would not have happened if Evolution were incorrect.
But I'm sure he'll find something wrong with that though. Because he feels that the way science works is that you do whatever you can to find something wrong with a scientific fact, and it could be any little thing wrong, then it calls into question the entire body of work. In other words science must be correct the first time and must be one hundred percent correct and if not then the entire body of work is wrong, period.
I've tried to tell him science doesn't work that way and have shown him multiple websites that agree. But he refuses to budge.
I guess that it's because he just wants to be right more than anything else.
So what do you think? Is my question about the different breeds of dogs and the domesticated banana in relation to evolution correct? If so, how is it correct?
Edited by Tram law, : misspelling and needed to add a little more information.
Edited by Admin, : Change title.

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