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Re: Couldn't stop reading :-)

Posted by Deneb on August 11, 2005, at 19:49:15

In reply to Re: Couldn't stop reading :-), posted by rayww on August 11, 2005, at 19:18:30

I really do want to learn about *all* religions. I will keep in mind the differences between them if that is an important thing to do.

Regarding evolution and intelligent design, I know a lot about the first and very little about the latter. Anyone care to clue me in?

Also, just a note:

Nothing in science can be proven, that is just how science is. There are proofs in mathematics, but math is not is a tool, more akin to philosophy (actually I think math *IS* a type of philosophy).

When the word "theory" is used in science, this does not mean that it is likely to be untrue. This may be how it is used in everyday language, but science has a very specific meaning for the word. Theories have been tested countless times and have never been disproved. They cannot be "proven", but they have never been disproved. When it is useful to assume it to be as good as fact, theory becomes law. It makes it easier to explore other ideas when there are theories and laws behind them. Many people believe that the "theory" of evolution should actually be changed to the "law" of evolution...but because of certain controversies, the word "theory" remains.





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