posted on May, 2 2014 @ 01:53 PM
a reply to: ArtemisE
Thanks for the great discussion. Honestly, I'm exploring this for the first time publicly
("...but I didn't want to be drunk in public." - Ron White)
Yeah, I've seen the arguments, but at the end of the day, I believe everything we know as humans is derived from a sense of faith - whether it be
scientific or religious.
I think the arguments between creationists and scientists are essentially the same, but for some reason, there are those who are trying to prove one
over the other. I don't think it's necessary.
All science is theory until something comes along that changes the variables. The earth was flat until someone found out it wasn't. Nothing travels
faster than light....for now. So, essentially we have faith in fundamental laws of science...until something comes along that changes it.
Fact - a truth known by actual experience or observation. (all swans ever observed are white, leading to the conclusion that all swans are white. This
was a reasonable conclusion until black swans were discovered.)
Theory - a coherent set of propositions that explain a class of phenomena, that are supported by extensive factual (refer to "fact" above) evidence,
and that may be used for prediction of future observations.
Hypothesis - a testable proposition explaining the occurrence of a phenomenon or phenomena, often asserted as a conjecture to guide further