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Author Topic:   Helping a Friend about the Nature of Science
nwr
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Message 20 of 41 (575894)
08-21-2010 3:46 PM
Reply to: Message 19 by crashfrog
08-21-2010 3:24 PM


Re: The way science works
crashfrog writes:
Perfect certainty is an illusion.
Just become a mathematician. Then you can have perfect certainty within mathematics.

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Message 31 of 41 (582081)
09-19-2010 5:55 PM
Reply to: Message 29 by Yrreg
09-19-2010 4:38 PM


Re: Something exists on the quantum level and in chaos.
Yrreg writes:
If no one believes that chance is any cause of anything at all, that is fine by me.
I see "chance" as a descriptive term, but not as a causal term.
Yrreg writes:
You bring in chaos, I would like to ask you what you mean by chaos in science.
Typically, "chaos" is used when small changes in initial conditions can result in larges changes in the outcome.

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