|Re: FTC Do Not Call List|
|Mark Crispin (MRC@CAC.Washington.EDU)|
Sun, 18 Dec 2005 02:36:34 -0800
On Sat, 17 Dec 2005, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:|
>> Science does not emerge from voting, party politics, or public debate.
> Actually, it does. Scientific theories don't become "facts" until an
That is a misunderstanding of science and the scientific method.
Facts are not subject to debate. Debate does not render a falsehood true;
Nor do theories ever "become" facts. A theory is an explanation of a
A theory can never be proven to true. It can only be proven false
For example, "God created the universe" is not a scientific theory
Theories can be, and frequently are, amended or even abandoned as new
But this does not happen through debate. This happens through the
If debate decides "fact", there is no science; just pseudo-science.
-- Mark --
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