First of all, click on the first link in my signature for all your style guide needs.
yeah, and after reading a lot of posts it seems like Catholic Schools teach biology better than public ones.
I wouldn't be certain of that, considering that my cousine's bio teacher, who teaches in a catholic school, keep saying that this is a miracle and that is a miracle. It is bothering the heck out of my cousine and it would bother the heck out of me, too.
I think that Science and the scietific method are both part of the Positivist Philosophy, and there fore trying to PROVE!
C-Frog and R-Hector both talk about EVIDENCE. evidence leads to proof and there fore DOES PROVE, Science Proves.
You are confusing main aspects of science. One deals with the existence of something while the other deals with an explanation for dealing with that something.
Say that someone claims that he had seen a pink unicorn running around in forest A. Until a pink unicorn is discovered and examined by science, it remains nonexistent. Otherwise, we would have to believe in the existence of the easter bunny and every other mythical creature known to man.
Now, in order to explain how a pink unicorn came to be, a hypothesis is developed. After many observations and examinations of the pink unicorn (say DNA examination and behavior), a theory is developed as to the origin of the pink unicorn (say that it is related to modern day horse). The thing is we could never prove
the theory, but we could have lots and lots of evidence to support the theory.
Which brings me to my next point.
look i think that creationism is the least likely scenario, but if i am true to my scientific roots, TOE is more likely, but until proven, still wrong.
You seem to have a problem with uncertainty. The way science works is it always leaves room for change. Say that evolution is declared the unquestionable truth of all things and tomorrow we find new evidence that would redefine some aspects of it, or even would even change it. Wouldn't it be better to say that we are sure of it because of all the evidence but if push comes to shove we find new evidence that contradicts our theory then we will have to change it?
Science is all about uncertainty, dude
, just like your Shift
button on your keyboard.
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How is making something the absolute truth of all things different than religious dogma? In case you don't know, we are as certain with the theory of evolution as the theory of gravity or the germ theory of disease. Would you say that things fall upward because we haven't "proven" the theory of gravity?
This message has been edited by Resurrected Hector, 02-25-2005 12:31 AM
People, please look at the Style Guide for EvC thread by Sylas. Pay particular attention to step 3.
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