Re: [humanism-174] Science and Theories

From: user 3.
Sent on: Friday, August 10, 2007 10:04 AM
When one sees the word 'proof' or 'proves' used in an absolute context in relation to science, it is very useful in that it reveals that the author does not understand science.  As Victor Stenger observed, the word 'proof' in science has a similar meaning that it does in a court of law - beyond a reasonable doubt.  Proof, which is fine in the context of (abstract) mathematics, is an absolute term: (physical) science does not deal with absolutes.

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