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Author Topic:   What Properties Might Light of Millennia Past Have that Today's Doesn't?
ringo
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Message 17 of 170 (674258)
09-27-2012 11:59 AM
Reply to: Message 15 by LimpSpider
09-27-2012 9:31 AM


LimpSpider writes:
The scientific method is not extrapolation.
The scientific method is extrapolation with feedback. You extrapolate/hypothesize from what is known and you test the extrapolation/prediction to see if it matches what is known/observed.
That's how we know what is constant and what is not.

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Message 26 of 170 (674393)
09-28-2012 12:27 PM
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09-27-2012 7:18 PM


LimpSider writes:
But, for me, in addition to that, there are many things that we can’t observe, or gather data from.
Anything that we can't observe or gather data from is outside the sphere of science. You can't throw out science - e.g. evolution or Big Bang - based on something we can't observe or gather data from.

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ringo
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Message 35 of 170 (674489)
09-29-2012 1:06 PM
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09-29-2012 7:08 AM


LimpSpider writes:
But from something we can observe, yeah? Have you seen the cosmological statement?
The Big Bang itself is based on observations. Anybody trying to understand the Big Bang must necessarily propose hypotheses and the testing of those hypotheses is an ongoing challenge for physics. What should we observe if the hypothesis is true?
But you were talking about "many things that we can’t observe, or gather data from" and I said that they are outside the purview of science.

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