Creationism and other doctrines. Was Mindforth

Dennis Clark dlc at io.frii.com
Wed Jan 1 22:34:44 EST 2003


In comp.robotics.misc Erik Max Francis <max at alcyone.com> wrote:
: Dennis Clark wrote:

:> Those stating that belief is the same for science as for religion miss
:> a key point.
:> 
:> SOMEONE proved a scientific theory.

: This betrays some misunderstanding of the scientific method.  In
: science, you never prove theories, you only disprove them.  You can
: never have a "proven" theory as a matter of course, although you can
: obviously have theories that are so well-established that they are all
: for all intents and purposes engineering facts.

  All right, all right, I was taking a shortcut there because I thought 
the faith-scientist would not know or understand the "null hypothesis" 
and I really didn't want to try to explain it.  You are correct.

mea culpa,
DLC
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