posted on Oct, 22 2005 @ 06:52 PM
Originally posted by Becon of Light
My belief structure is not based on blind faith and accepting doctrines without proof to back them up.. there is an element of faith involved in my
beliefs.. but there is also a healthy spoonfull of science and philosophy in it too..
What I mean is absolute
proof. Proof that cannot be refuted, by a more probable theory. Such proof does not exist. We are left with relative
proof; Science and philosophy are also based on faith.
Sooo.. we dont follow Newtonian physics anymore??
Scientifically speaking we never did...
is it no longer true that what comes up must come down? gravity is most deffinetly a fact.. anyone that ever tripped and busted their lip open
will tell you that.
The nature of gravity has in itself not changed, but the understanding that came along with Newtonian physics did. Basically Isaac said that gravity
was a force. This we now think is false due to Einsein's theories which relatively proved that gravity is a phenomena created by a bend in the
hehe is another fact.. if the heart stops.. the body dies
How do you know this?
Is it because poeple have told you? You've read it in textbooks? It's what everyone believes? You've repetitively done tests where you have stopped
a person's heart, and observed the effect that such an action has?
None of these will serve to create an absolute cause and effect relationship between the heart stopping, and physical death.
how about this one.. if you lower the tempature of a body of water to a low enough degree it will freeze
Just because you've observed this phenomena in the past, does not mean that the body of water will behave in the same manner in the future.
these are not speculations, these are things that have held up to the scinetific methods, and they are just a small portion of what we know to
I don't want to turn this into a semantics game, but the only reason we disagree with what is considered a fact, is because the meaning of the word
is different for the both of us. If we come up with a mutually accepted definition we will no longer disagree (hopefully) on what is a
fact or not.