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05-14-2012 4:02 PM


Our resident Wise man's tour de force
Author: dwise1
Forum: Big Bang and Cosmology
Thread: Physical Laws ....What if they were different before?
Message 19

He explains why science must rely on evidence and repeatability, and shows that answers from Gedankenexperimente are merely the beginning of the process of arriving at reliable conclusions about the real world. He also offers a challenge to anyone who would seek to learn about the world; when you think you have an answer, think about the consequences of that answer and take things a step further before announcing your results.

If there's ever a Hall of Fame for posts, this one goes in it.


Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. -- Thomas Jefferson

We see monsters where science shows us windmills. -- Phat

It has always struck me as odd that fundies devote so much time and effort into trying to find a naturalistic explanation for their mythical flood, while looking for magical explanations for things that actually happened. -- Dr. Adequate

Howling about evidence is a conversation stopper, and it never stops to think if the claim could possibly be true -- foreveryoung


  
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