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To: Ichneumon
Well said!

I've tried to make some of the same points on a few of these sorts of threads. Anyone invoking the name of science to make their arguments needs to understand that the scientific method is based on attempts to falsify a theory -- not on an attempt to prove it.

The case for the ToE can be made effectively by stating that it has withstood many attempts to falsify it. Anyone who tries to assert that the ToE has been proven is being counter-productive -- because they are not being "scientific".
67 posted on 02/16/2006 10:09:55 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA (")
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

"I've tried to make some of the same points on a few of these sorts of threads. Anyone invoking the name of science to make their arguments needs to understand that the scientific method is based on attempts to falsify a theory -- not on an attempt to prove it."

You might be interested in my post #29.

And please explain to me how the "hypothesis" of the naturalistic origin of the first living cell can be "falsified."

No matter how improbable it is calculated to be, the true believers can simply claim that, "given enough time and space, anything can happen."


72 posted on 02/16/2006 10:29:07 PM PST by RussP
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