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D'Arcy's Avatar Jump to comment 23 by D'Arcy

Questioning the basis of any scientific theory can only be a good thing, as long as the evidence for the theory remains clear. As I understand it, a scientific theory is the best available current explanation of reality. Theories are necessarily provisional. If the Flinstones of Louisiana really want to discard modern science, then they will also have to discard any benefits that are derived from its ("just") theories. Go and join the Amish and ride horses, put down your guns and pick up a spade. Don't use modern medicine, that's based on the scientific method which is all "just theories".

I hope the teachers will be able to explain just how the Earth, sorry the sun, stood still for a day to help Joshua. I never could understand it.

Wed, 09 Jul 2008 13:16:00 UTC | #196766