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Blockquote Comment 89 by Richard Dawkins

Do you know that over 99.9% of all claims in science has been wrong?

When you read something like that, you don't even need to investigate it. You KNOW it has been simply made up (Christian apologists are so used to swallowing stuff that has been simply made up, it's not surprising if they think nothing of making up new stuff whenever it suits them). The third decimal place is specified, which seems to suggest a very precise statistical survey of some kind. But what survey could conceivably be made of "all claims in science"? How would you decide what constituted a "claim in science"? Something published in a peer-reviewed journal? Something said in a pub by somebody who called himself a scientist?


Just a small point Richard, it's given accuracy to the first decimal place, not the third, maybe you meant significant figures ?

Good point I had not thought of before, that being brought up in a doctrinaire environment predisposes children to blindly accepting the pronouncements of authority figures.

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 23:31:21 UTC | #947131