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Originally posted by Total Package
I make note of that particular point.... because this is exactly the issue I have with Science and anyone who uses it as any sort of measuring tool. I mean.... this is another perfect example of the arrogance of the Scientific community... who were so utterly convinced they were right about the behaviour of the planets ... that they did not even bother to spend any time looking for these planets which could contain life.... until they were once again proven wrong. No doubt they were teaching this crap to up and coming scientists in journals as "gospel" as well.
So why should we trust science at all with anything to do with UFOs or crop circles or much less anything else?
[edit on 21-12-2009 by alien]
Originally posted by ts117
Originally posted by solomons path
The only people I've ever heard say what you just did . . . are fundi-christians and those who lack any understanding on the scientific method (or the work that goes into testing and how accurate theorhetical models actually are).
As you were asked before . . . can you show an actual example of this happening in the scientific community that doesn't come from an evangelical op-ed?
Do you really need proof for every instance someone quotes Newton's law of thermodynamics or something similar and stops any objective thinking? I'm not advocating an avoidance of science, I'm saying that scientists needs to keep an open mind. I used a comparison to religion as how NOT to view science and avoid blind faith in what we think we "know".
Maybe I wrote my post a bit too tongue in cheek but the last two lines should have clarified my position.
While the planet probably has too thick of an atmosphere and is too hot to support life similar to that found on Earth, the discovery is being heralded as a major breakthrough in humanity's search for life on other planets.
The planet, named GJ 1214b, is 2.7 times as large as Earth and orbits a star much smaller and less luminous than our sun. That's significant, Charbonneau said, because for many years, astronomers ASSUMED that planets only would be found orbiting stars that are similar in size to the sun.
Science has given us : computers, satellites, mobile phones, genetic therapies, bionic eyes, ears and very soon limbs, increasing crop yields etc etc etc The list goes on for pages and pages but I'd a picked a few key ones we all recognise.