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Old 06-25-2009, 08:17 AM
 
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Its all relative.

And no, I don't mean your mother.
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Old 06-26-2009, 08:41 AM
 
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Ways Scientists Were Wrong

Take a deep breath: Believe it or not, scientists are not always right. We really put them up on a pedestal, though, don't we? We quote scientists as experts, buy things if they're "scientifically proven" to work better ... but scientists are human, too. It's just not fair to expect perfection out of them, is it? But come on, can't we at least ask for a reasonable level of competency?

Ways Scientists Were Wrong: Top 10 Science Mistakes: Science Channel
But... they... are experts...

By that rationale, no one is really an expert on anything because every field/realm of thought has had inaccuracies

Church leaders have had major mistakes as well. So I guess there is no "expert" on God.

Some people frequently have water leaks, so I guess plumbers are not really "experts" at plumbing. We really put plumbers on a pedestal, given the amount that they have been wrong in history.

The list goes on...
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Old 06-26-2009, 10:11 AM
 
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A true scientist is willing to continue researching in order to find out more of what they are studying.

And, more importantly, they are willing to admit when they are wrong.

When ego, politics and religion, sometimes indistinguishable from each other, get into the mix, you have churches and sympathetic "scientists" claiming that the earth is the center of the universe and that anyone saying otherwise is not only wrong, but a heretic and should be "silenced".


That ain't science.

Most of the examples brought up above are all ancient and never really a true representation of the scientific community.

Alchemy?
6000 years?

Seriously, things like this are supposed to convince me that Science is invalid and fallible?

As opposed to what? Religion?

Intelligent design my arse.
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Old 07-01-2009, 07:45 PM
 
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I think the article is more about conventional wisdom or traditional perspectives being overturned by science. All of the "science mistakes" were corrected by science.

What do you all think?
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Old 07-02-2009, 05:10 PM
 
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The most basic tenent of Science is to find the truth, without prejudice or skewing of data for a desired result.
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