On 7/6/07, Marc Riddell <michaeldavid86(a)comcast.net> wrote:
on 7/6/07 7:07 PM, geni at geniice(a)gmail.com wrote:
On 7/6/07, Charlotte Webb
On 7/6/07, geni <geniice(a)gmail.com> wrote:
These are facts. Presenting them as anything else
would be misleading.
I'm not talking about facts. I'm talking about unprovable and mutually
Speciation is a theory
"The earth is a reasonably well-approximated oblate spheroid." is a
The first conflictics with certian versions of creationism. The second
conflicts with the Aristotelian model.
Nobody's seriously dismissing Einstein as a
nutter, but he himself
admitted "No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a
single experiment can prove me wrong."
Such is the beauty of theories.
If you are going to bring up falsificationism you could at least have
the decency to credit Karl Popper rather than Einstein.
Geni's point didn't go to the attribution of the specific quote, but rather
to the fact that Popper (with such quotes as "*No matter how many instances
of white swans we may have observed, this does not justify the conclusion
that all swans are white.") *is much better known as an advocate of
falsifiability than is Einstein.
I, of course, think that both get the point across quite nicely.