[WikiEN-l] Wikipedia:Fringe noticeboards/Theory
geniice at gmail.com
Fri Jul 6 23:07:02 UTC 2007
On 7/6/07, Charlotte Webb <charlottethewebb at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 7/6/07, geni <geniice at 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
> conflicting theories.
Speciation is a theory
"The earth is a reasonably well-approximated oblate spheroid." is a theory.
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.
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