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re: What do you think it means to believe in science? - sabes que
[quote]I intend no insult[/quote] you are not capable of insulting me. [quote]Religion does not remove free choice[/quote] Ah yes, because "Believe in me or be tortured for all of eternity" is such a free choice with no coercion or malice. You have free choice because the boss says you d...
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re: What do you think it means to believe in science? - sabes que
[quote]Technologies do not prove scientific theory.[/quote] So if science is able to correctly predict when an eclipse will happen, or able to make your car get you from a to b, or cure your infection with antibiotics, then what do you call it if not proof?...
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re: What do you think it means to believe in science? - sabes que
[quote]. Just look around at the complex stuff in our lives. Did my cellphone just come into existence by happenstance over millions of years or did someone design it? How about the engine in my car? There is an element of design whether you're talking cars, buildings, plants or hearts and lungs. I ...
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re: What do you think it means to believe in science? - sabes que
[quote] If a scientist believed in the computer models that predict man made global warming, that would constrain his political, economic, and philosophical world view. [/quote] Perhaps to a point, but not at all in the same way as a fundamentally religious person would be constrained by their be...
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re: What do you think it means to believe in science? - sabes que
[quote]On one side of the coin you have "hand+heat=ouch" and the other you have "there's aliens because how can there not be!!!". To me that's the equivalent of "be a good person and die in a peaceful state" vs "there's God because how can there not be!!!". IE. How else could the world hav...
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re: What do you think it means to believe in science? - sabes que
Science goes with the best, as in, most evidence based idea, rather than simply the most simple. Like I said, Occam's razor is important to science and philosophy, but 1... it is not the end all be all and 2.... the theory is more about selecting which opposing theory makes the least amount of assum...
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re: What do you think it means to believe in science? - sabes que
[quote]We use our senses to give us clues as to the structure of reality, but you cannot prove that I'm not a figment of your imagination just as I cannot prove it. We simply have faith in our own experience.[/quote] You do not have "faith" in your own experience. You think therefore you are.., i...
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re: What do you think it means to believe in science? - sabes que
[quote]Well, when a Democrat says it, I know it is 100% about Climate change because after you get past climate change, Dems get real fast and loose with their attachment to science. [/quote] OK... in the OP I talked about how both sides claim science for themselves in differing political issues...
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re: What do you think it means to believe in science? - sabes que
[quote]But a miracle can neither be scientifically proven or disproven because they are usually one time events. [/quote] They can not be disproved in the same sense that you cannot disprove that Attila the Hun had 3 dicks and could fly. Not being falsifiable is hardly evidence for something. ...
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re: What do you think it means to believe in science? - sabes que
[quote]The simplest theory is always preferred in science. [/quote] Are you kidding? [quote]Occam's razor[/quote] Certainly important to science and philosophy. However, to suggest that the "simplest theory is always preferred in science" is..... I'm sorry to say, stupid as frick. Look a...
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re: What do you think it means to believe in science? - sabes que
[quote] Typically scientists dont like things they can't prove or test. It's impossible to prove or disprove the existence of god or a higher being, so the idea of god doesn't mesh with the scientific mindset. [/quote] somewhat agree, however, religion makes many scientific claims for itself. ...
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re: What do you think it means to believe in science? - sabes que
[quote] unless they have tested the facts for themselves. [/quote] You have tested the facts of science for yourself everyday of your life. Namely, anytime you used any type of technology. [quote]Religion allows faith to be factored into one's beliefs about reality.[/quote] Reality is realit...
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re: What do you think it means to believe in science? - sabes que
[quote]They are tried and tested "leaps of faith"[/quote] Then they are not leaps of faith....
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re: What do you think it means to believe in science? - sabes que
[quote] Are you claiming "the left" doesn't believe in 2 genders? You might wanna tell all the highly religous and largely anti gay blacks, the Muslims, and the Jewish people who make up large portions of the left coalition.[/quote] And you might want to tell reading comprehension that I said "b...
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re: What do you think it means to believe in science? - sabes que
[quote]If something is later proved to have been false, it was never really a fact.[/quote] But a theory that is later proved to be incomplete or "false" can still have been based at least partly on facts/things that are true, and then the idea is simply improved upon. When has religion changed i...
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re: What do you think it means to believe in science? - sabes que
[quote]Not really. Try and reconcile with facts TOE (theory of Everything) and tell me that Science isn't a belief system just like the most fanciful of religious ideologies.[/quote] You drive your car, get on the internet, use your phone, air conditioner and heater. These are all results of ...
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re: What do you think it means to believe in science? - sabes que
[quote]It means that man's understanding determines truth. It's a belief that man is god.[/quote] So if we are not to rely on our understanding, then what are we to rely on IYO?...
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re: What do you think it means to believe in science? - sabes que
[quote] Until some new hypotheses is put forth dispelling the previous," facts!"[/quote] Oh no! honest inquiry of data and being able to admit one is wrong in light of new data/facts is so terrible. I guess the religious mindset would be against such things....
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re: What do you think it means to believe in science? - sabes que
[quote][b]The Scientific Method is racist, by the way.[/b] It doesn't take into account my feelings, so frick it. [/quote] please explain how the scientific method is racist. TIA...
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re: What do you think it means to believe in science? - sabes que
[quote]even science at some point, requires a leap of faith[/quote] so a belief in gravity requires a leap of faith?...
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