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Posted Apr 9, '08 at 3:18pm

Moegreche

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Nice colors, but I'm not sure what you mean.  I'm sort of rejecting the idea of scientific proof, so I'm not sure I can provide you any...

 

Posted Apr 9, '08 at 3:25pm

Sting

Sting

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So you are rejecting the idea of scientific proof?  I thought that was kindof what you thrived on Moegreche, if you know what I mean.

 

Posted Apr 10, '08 at 7:17am

Moegreche

Moegreche

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Well, I have to make that "leap of faith."  Most things seem to work relative to our assumed laws of nature.  This is an idea I enjoy tossing around every once in awhile.

 

Posted Apr 10, '08 at 3:30pm

DecadentDragon

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I. THE NATURE OF SCIENTIFIC PROOF
A. Is there proof in science?
1. In the sense that the word proof is used in mathematics and philosophy, nothing is ever proven in science. There is always some uncertainty about the actual value of results
obtained from some experiment or their interpretation.
2. The more times an observation is repeated and the greater number of different
observations and theories that it ties into and agrees with, the more confident we are about how well we actually understand something.
3. However, in the strictest sense, we never arrive at "proof"; we simply arrive at a
very high degree of probability that we understand something. Thus, it is important that you shift your frame of reference from one of proof and certainty of knowledge and interpretation of facts to one that is PROBABILISTIC in nature, where our confidence in whether or not we understand something properly is not and never can be absolute. Thus, you are well advised to remove the word "proof" from your vocabulary as far as science is concerned.

 

Posted Apr 11, '08 at 10:57am

Fetterchefkoch

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I don't think you can proof anything with science. We started with the birds. Someone else said birds have to have wings if they don't have wings they're not birds. But we said that they  have to have wings. We made everything up so every rule we make it's just for our system. What if wings are acctually different? What if they're actually arms. Cos that's what they are for them. Just some kind of arms which look different.

 

Posted Apr 12, '08 at 7:59am

crazynaitor

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Well what Moegreche said at the start no not all birds have wings for instant do penguins have wings.Yes they have [color=yellow]yellow feathers[/color] though