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Re: [humanism-174] Science and Theories

From: ken
Sent on: Wednesday, August 8, 2007 5:07 PM
Charles,

You're making my point.  Todd is talking about belief.  You replied by
instructing him to do science, i.e.:

> Scientists don't 'believe' - we test hypotheses, and Darwinian  Evolution is one of the most tested scientific Theories (note capital T) extent.  What makes you think that as an individual you can so casually negate and invalidate more than a century of efforts of thousands of biologists?  To do so, you must:
>>        o create your own set of (falsifiable) hypotheses.
>>        o perform tests on them
>>        o publish your in a peer reviewed journal
>> 

As you said, science and belief are distinct.  As I said:

> He [Todd] doesn't want to
> create a new science at all; he just prefers faith over science....


To say another way:  If someone states (here tacitly but clearly) that
they're not interested in the science, the best reply might not be to
instruct them to do science.

Perhaps my point is so small as to be imperceptible.  I'd say we agree
on the big stuff.


On 08/08/[masked]:16 PM somebody named charles pervo wrote:
> Ken:
> I see No misinterpretation: he wrote:"...I don't 'believe' in Darwin's Theory of Evolution"
> 
> Evolution is part of science, and belief has Nothing to do with science.  If one does not accept Evolution, then they do not accept science: the Scientific Method is Not Selective.  If one does not accept Science, then, among many other things, they had better not:
>    o operate, or ride in, a motorized vehicle (mechanics; thermodynamics; chemistry)
>    o go to an MD or a hospital (biology;physiology;­ chemistry)
>    o use electricity (electronics; physics; etc)
>    o reproduce with other humans 
> 
> 
> ---- ken <[address removed]> wrote: 
>> Charles,
>>
>> You may be misinterpreting Todd just a little bit.  
> 
> 
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