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originally posted by: smurfy
some scientific concepts are far more accepted than others
originally posted by: rival
Science is the best tool we have to describe our world.
But science by nature is skeptical.
Just since I have been alive the estimated age of the
universe (as reported by leading astrophysicists) has changed
many times. Likewise, the number of stars in our galaxy and
the number of estimated galaxies in the universe.
Likewise with global warming, a mere glance into history
proves that the earth regularly cycles thru periods of warming
and cooling. What has not been established is how much effect
humans are having on our latest warming trend.
But you are referring to those who believe their religion
trumps accepted scientific theory. And that is a sad thing.
Religion is for describing how to live...science is for describing
the world we live in...
originally posted by: rickymouse
I don't believe in the big bang theory, the evidence they have could apply to different possibilities. I don't believe in the theory of evolution as stated, there is way more possibilities that could change the steady progression. I believe that we can and are messing up the weather on this planet, although some evidence is misapplied, much of it is actually good evidence. None of this requires a tax.
originally posted by: Snarl
Here's my litmus test...
OTOH, if someone shows you an experiment, and they repeat that experiment producing the same results ... you can safely bet the scientist knows what s/he's talking about.