53 million year old spider VHR-CT images - Page 2 - Fuelly Forums

Android Users - Coming Soon! - Migrating from aCar 4.8 to 5.0

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-30-2007, 07:43 PM   #11
Registered Member
 
skewbe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 771
Country: United States
I liked Erdricks description, It was very diplomatic
__________________

__________________
Standard Disclaimer
skewbe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2007, 07:47 PM   #12
Registered Member
 
MetroMPG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 4,223
Country: United States
Agreed. And point taken: the issue of belief in science isn't necessarily that the scientists "just believe" in their work, its that the public doesn't generally have the time/ability/desire to verify what the scientist says. So at the level of the layperson, it becomes a matter of trust/faith.
__________________

MetroMPG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2007, 10:37 AM   #13
Registered Member
 
iwilltry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 12
Country: United States
While science is somewhat belief based (and the public "faith" in science is even more so), the very nature of the scientific method limits science only to beliefs that can be tested.

Matters of faith, by their very nature, cannot be tested. Does God exist? Science cannot say one way or another since no one has devised a way to test the theory. Did a spider exist 50 million years ago? Likely yes (with a certain degree of certainty which a scientist would have indicated but which was probably left out of the article).
__________________
www.IWillTry.org
iwilltry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2007, 10:50 AM   #14
Registered Member
 
skewbe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 771
Country: United States
It is understandable that folks brought up to believe without question would have a hard time with a belief system that is all about questioning our beliefs. I'm content to think that is a 53 million year old spider and content to be proven wrong about it later.
__________________
Standard Disclaimer
skewbe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2007, 01:56 PM   #15
Registered Member
 
skewbe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 771
Country: United States
Quote:
Originally Posted by skewbe View Post
...content to be proven wrong about it later.
I should add that it may help that I dont see my eternal salvation as being dependent on being right about this point.
__________________

__________________
Standard Disclaimer
skewbe is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.