Last edited by Fanglord1; 2013-04-05 at 10:24 PM.
Most scientific facts are stated as such within the confines of our understanding of the workings of whatever field being studied. Something miraculous could happen and bingo, previous facts are now void, progress has been made and it is embraced. And whilst an extreme example look at the Dark Ages where basically all scientific discovery was shunned because of religions. that was regression rather than progression in the general scheme of things..
Science encourages skepticism. One of the pillars of the scientific method is the repeatability of experiments which (implicitly) encourages other members of the scientific community to gather further EVIDENCE to support or refute a THEORY.
Nothing is provable outside of an axiomatic system where certain truths are taken as self-evident. Any scientist who suggests otherwise is not really a scientist.
To the OP: don't get frustrated, get educated.
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Uff, I will have to quote myself from another Thread:
AndHave you looked at physics? I still fail to see why people bring up this whole religion thing without even knowing where the difference to science is. People just switch a few words and then call it physics. Example: "The earth has to be a sphere because gravity, derp derp" is the exact same thing as "The earth has to be a sphere because god". Nobody in here knows anything about gravity and from the top of my head i can come with at least 5 questions that people couldn't answer, EXACTLY like when it comes to questioning god. But people don't question things simply because they call it "science" and people nowadays grow up with the believe "science = jay" and "religion = nay".
Oh and i looove when people quote Einstein or Newton. They are the perfect equivalent to what religious people call "Jesus". It's like "Quote that guy he is right, because i can't think myself". Science is their religion. 1000 years ago people were told things are the way they are because GOD, now people are being told things are the way they are because SCIENCE! And the sheeple follow...
I am strongly driven by the assumption that we only acquire knowledge that our subconsciousness thinks we can gain value from. And I do believe that people nowadays get so heavily bombarded with the idea that "science is your god" that they stop questioning.Science is not about explaining things but about questioning them. You create a premise and draw conclusions. If this premise allows for a new perspective you go by it and create new premises (ask new questions). The outcome is not an issue. There is no consequence in "knowledge". The way people express "knowledge" has a consequence. The wannabe scientists of today who obviously know how the world works go apeshit at anybody who says the word "God" when in fact all they do is quote wikipedia and google which seems to be their "God".
Does the Op even deserve a reply?
Mixing a computer game with science and the word "herpaderp"? Basically I feel like he is saying...I cannot understand science..so "god" works better as an explanation.
Well, basically...if science is advanced enough, it will feel like "magic" or an "act of god" to the simple minded.
A ray of light projecting an image on your screen.
Is bluray an act of god to you because you cannot understand the science behind it?
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Gravity's effects on the formation of planets can be proven within the confines of our understanding. "God did it lel" can't be used because there is no evidence either way to prove or disprove the existence of god.
Science all the way, it's based on something that you can test and see if it's true or not, religion on other hand while I have certain respect for it is something that's not proven and backed with evidence, you need to have faith in it and it's all based on stories X told Y told Z...
"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."
In delicious irony, you've shown us the value of scientific method over faith.
Quality thread here OP, I legitimately cannot tell if you are serious or not.
I'll bite though for the sake of it: Are you honestly trying to put religion on the same pedestal as science? Religion, especially the christian religion, is grounded in fairy-tales and allegory, while science is grounded in truths and facts; what isn't fact is constantly broken against the waves, so to speak.
1. You should really mark spoilers for the part about Bioshock Infinite
2. Bioshock Infinite is a game that takes a tremendous amount of suspension of disbelief, how palatable it is to the audience cannot be compared to how acceptable an idea in real life is.
Science can be proven or not based upon experiments done in the physical world, and religion is based upon faith. Some people are comfortable with faith while others think it is silly.
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