Science is not fact, the laws of Physics are facts.
Science is the concerted human effect to understand the history of the physical universe and how it works with observance of physical evidence as the basis of that understanding through observation and experimentation that simulates natural processes under controlled conditions.
Scientific theories are scrutinized constantly as hypothesis's are formed, experimented upon, data collected, analyzed, interpreted and conclusions drawn. As new physical evidence is discovered the hypothesis may be tested again.
Some people think that scientists have accumulated so much knowledge that it is sure to be fact. An example is our common belief that the earth orbits the sun. So much evidence exists that this is the case that most of us take it for granted. The fact is no human has seen the earth traveling in an orbit around the sun. It is a scientific theory, a well believed one, but still a theory.
In a similar sense, just because science hasn't proved something to be a physical fact, that doesn't mean that it isn't truth, just that science hasn't proved it yet.
Most scientists will concede that, although they seek Truth, they don't know or generate truth. They propose and test theories, knowing that future evidence may cause refinement, revision, or even rejection of todays theories. Otherwise we' have no need for scientists anymore.
Evolution is a scientific theory; It is the most agreed upon theory of how the Earth was formed in the scientific community. It's ok to teach scientific theories in school as long as they are not taught as fact. As of today, evolution has not been proven, it is still a theory. If you want to be scientific you must question the theory of evolution and encourage your children to do the same.
Answer by daughteroftruth at 8:41 PM on Feb. 15, 2011
Answer by silversmom at 8:08 PM on Feb. 15, 2011
Answer by SuperChicken at 8:00 PM on Feb. 15, 2011
Answer by Bethsunshine at 8:15 PM on Feb. 15, 2011
*now has eye twitch and a red spot on forehead*
I give up ... it's quite obvious that when it comes to evolution some people are always going to believe that it ONLY means change from one species to an entirely different one. Apparently they do not understand or REFUSE to understand that evolution is simply CHANGE!!
I will leave you with the Definition of Evolution: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evolution
Answer by SpiritedWitch at 10:50 AM on Feb. 16, 2011
Answer by ItsMe89 at 8:02 PM on Feb. 15, 2011
Answer by silversmom at 8:16 PM on Feb. 15, 2011
You've never seen a dog turn into a bird have you? [bethsunshine]
Why do people think that is what evolution means?? Do they not own a dictionary??
Sorry OP, but that comment is just dumb and irritates the hell out of me when people say stupid things like that.
Answer by SpiritedWitch at 8:38 PM on Feb. 15, 2011
Answer by pam19 at 9:10 PM on Feb. 15, 2011
Answer by soyousay at 10:00 AM on Feb. 16, 2011
Next question overall
Did your partner go to your first ultrasound with you?