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Nah, that's not strictly correct. A scientific theory must be falsifiable which means that all you have to do to reject it, is to falsify it. You don't have to offer an alternate theory.


Strictly this is true - It's the only absolutely true thing in science I think. Without an alternative theory though we generally keep using the old equations. We know for a fact that general relativity doesn't explain everything, and parts of the theory have been disproven experimentally and mathematically. Unfortunatley what do we start using as a theory when we deal with gravity. Nothing? String theory? Until we have someting that explains more and better; we'll keep using general relativity.

The same goes for neurology too (and I imagine a whole host of disciplines). We know that every one of our several models of how the brain works is inaccurate - but we don't know of a model that works with everything we do know.

Sun, 28 Mar 2010 03:20:00 UTC | #453227

Go to: Microbes breathe life into oxygen theory

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That... is awesome.

I remember hearing that the entire world's biosphere was nearly destroyed before photosynthesis evolved - the CO2 levels being astronomically high and poisoning all life. That seems far less likely with this information.

Fri, 26 Mar 2010 16:03:00 UTC | #452566

Go to: Bill O'Reilly vs. Atheist Richard Dawkins

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I love these types of videos simply because it hardens me in my position of atheism. I don't know why, but as soon as I declared myself an athiest, every christian I meet spits out the most absurd ideas to try to prove god exists (the bible says so), jesus was a savior, and athiests go to hell. My own christian wife is afraid of this happening to me. Anyways, Keep up the dialog Dr. Dawkins! you're now one of my heroes.

Tue, 13 Oct 2009 22:59:00 UTC | #405427

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