Michele Joined The Race, and Debated?

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Michele Joined The Race, and Debated?
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Registered: 04-09-2006
Tue, 06-21-2011 - 7:21pm
ID isn't based on evidence and observation. To understand why ID isn't science, you first have to know something about logic and why scientific method doesn't allow circular reasoning. ID's conclusion is the same as one of its premises; hence, it isn't science. Science can be used neither to prove nor disprove matters of faith.
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Tue, 06-21-2011 - 8:00pm

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Registered: 04-09-2006
Tue, 06-21-2011 - 8:22pm
Thanks...I know...can't think what possessed me...to think that we live in 21st century America and there's a big slice of Americana who really don't "get" science...who apparently think that any attempt to explain our physical world by scientific means or why we ought to take steps to protect our environment is some sort of Liberal Plot. Weird that these sorta medieval attitudes have any traction in the West.
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Registered: 01-04-2011
Wed, 06-22-2011 - 9:27pm

*** You don't seem to know much about scientific method...nothing, I would guess.

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Thu, 06-23-2011 - 12:01am

I found this and I think it does a good job explaining what it means for something to be a scientific hypothesis:

Technically, what science deals with are hypotheses. A theory is a hypothesis which has been well supported by experiments. However, hypotheses, and even theories, are most always considered to be tentative. That is, it is always allowed that some valid experiment could show that the hypotheses is incorrect, either wholly or in part (referred to as falsifiability), so that it must be rejected or modified. So in science, absolute proof is usually impossible. Essentially it would require proving a universal negative: this hypothesis does not fail under any circumstance. And as they say, to prove a universal negative requires universal knowledge. A hypothesis which is not "falsifiable" is not generally considered to be scientific. That's not the same as being untrue; there might be any number of truths which are all the same beyond the reach of science.

So maybe God did create the world (which personally I believe He did), but unless and until there are falsifiable hypotheses regarding Intelligent Design, it is philosophy and not science.







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Registered: 04-09-2006
Thu, 06-23-2011 - 2:21am

Hmm...that's what I thought...

Creativity: A+

Content: for you...the grade of "F" (as Herr Koschmieder, my meteorology prof, used to say)

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Registered: 07-24-2006
Thu, 06-23-2011 - 12:54pm

Evolution absolutely exisits, have but to look at a history book or discovery channel for that.

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Registered: 01-04-2011
Thu, 06-23-2011 - 1:35pm

*** I found this and I think it does a good job explaining what it means for something to be a scientific hypothesis:

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Registered: 01-04-2011
Thu, 06-23-2011 - 1:38pm

*** Hmm...that's what I thought... Creativity: A+ Content: for you...the grade of "F" (as Herr Koschmieder, my meteorology prof, used to say)

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Thu, 06-23-2011 - 2:32pm

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Yes, until someone proves it wrong, that's exactly it - any scientific hypothesis has the potential to be either supported or proven wrong by new evidence.





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