posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 12:35 PM
reply to post by purplemer
I agree with what you are saying too. It is not important to know what bricks are made of in all cases. But if you are going to to state you
understand the inner workings of something and claim that is a fact then I would expect you to be able to demonstrate you have an understanding of the
topic at a foundation level. The OP has made no such demonstration and neither has the scientific community.
Actually, it has been shown that new elements are created in stars.
Yes we belief that molecules are created inside stars but that does not mean we understand what these building blocks actually are and what
they are made of.
Maybe you are simply asking a question that does not have to be answered. Do we need to know if a building includes wiring and plumbing to decide it
is a building? Do we need to know if the building is composed of soft or hard brick to decide if it is a building?
So for the OP to state that evolution is fact is plain wrong.
I disagree. Evolution is a fact. The problem is determining a theory that describes the fact of evolution. The fossil record makes it abundantly clear
that at one time there were huge oceans with no fish. Life changed and there were fish. The fossil record makes it abundantly clear that at one time
there no mammals. Life changed so that now we have mammals. These are facts. How did this come about is the reason for the theories.
There are many scientists who disagree with the principles of evolution on a fundamental level.
There really are only a few, but numbers do not matter. Regardless of the fact that few scientists do not think evolution is a fact does not mean they
are wrong. The issue is the evidence.
Gravity and therm dyanimcs are theories. The possess usefulness because they facilitate us in our everyday lifes. That does not make them facts
nor does it mean we should not use them...
Gravity is the force that draws objects with mass together. Gravity is a fact. It is easy to demonstrate that gravity exists. There is a theory about
gravity that describes how it works. That theory is constantly tested with predictions of the movements of objects in the solar system. That theory is
well tested and it works very well.