How do you define science as "true" or "false"?
Science is every changing, evolving, and is self correcting based on the evidential findings. Be they through controlled study, long term patterning, or emerging supportive research.
Unlike religion, which is solely based on opinion, faith, and belief- rather than on evidence, as science is- what makes science 'true'.
Answer by Dr.Donna at 11:58 AM on Nov. 18, 2010
Answer by samurai_chica at 11:59 AM on Nov. 18, 2010
Samurai_chica: about 30 years ago, physicists determined mathematically that bumble bees could not fly. It took them 25 years to figure out the spot where they had set up their model incorrectly, which was really tricky because the mathematics had no errors. So, the math didn't lie (since, obviously, bumble bees can fly), it was just that the physicist weren't doing the correct equations.
Mathematical proofs are only as accurate as their models, data and assumptions.
Answer by Dr.Donna at 12:07 PM on Nov. 18, 2010
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 12:57 PM on Nov. 18, 2010
Answer by gabrielle_x at 1:23 PM on Nov. 18, 2010
Answer by MamaK88 at 2:42 PM on Nov. 18, 2010
And now for some intelligent remarks on ID?
Answer by Gal51 at 2:47 PM on Nov. 18, 2010
Answer by Gal51 at 2:50 PM on Nov. 18, 2010
Answer by _Tam_ at 11:59 PM on Nov. 18, 2010
SabrinaMBowen, faith has no business in science. Scientific evidence is available for anyone to examine. When faced with any scientific explanation, we all have the ability to examine the data and either accept or reject the provided explanation for why the data look the way that they do. The data aren't hidden. Of course, that does require a person to educate themselves about what data are available, how they were collected and how the explanation put forth was derived. Acceptance and rejection can only be done from a position of education - but that education is freely available, although no one promises that it should be simple or take merely an afternoon's perusal of the internet.
Anyone telling you to have faith in science is doing you and science a disservice. It's not like religion where belief is absolutely meant to be taken without evidence.
Answer by Dr.Donna at 9:21 AM on Nov. 19, 2010