[WikiEN-l] Wikipedia:Fringe noticeboards/Theory

Kurt Maxwell Weber kmw at armory.com
Fri Jul 6 22:17:49 UTC 2007

On Friday 06 July 2007 16:44, geni wrote:
> On 7/6/07, Charlotte Webb <charlottethewebb at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Theories, even mainstream ones, shouldn't exactly be presented
> > ("in-universe") as fact.
> The earth is a reasonably well-approximated oblate spheroid.
> Given that 0+1=1 and 1+1=2 2+2=4
> Speciation happens
> It is possible to analytically solve the Schrödinger equation for Hydrogen
> atom
> These are facts. Presenting them as anything else would be misleading.

The last three are, because they can be derived through pure reason.

But the first isn't.  It's simply the current scientific consensus, based on 
the available evidence--but it could still be wrong.

Kurt Weber
<kmw at armory.com>

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