There's another letter circulating on Capitol Hill affirming federal law enforcement's belief that the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is the product of a Hamas-support network in the United States.
Read more at: DOJ: CAIR's Unindicted Co-Conspirator Status Legit :: The Investigative Project on Terrorism
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Science is taught as truth and fact, when it's really more of an approach for understanding the world. Our education system gives kids the mistaken impression that science is a series of discoveries, like we're climbing some ladder to enlightment. The truth is of course different. No time is really spent discussing how experiments don't prove hypotheses, that science is fallible, or that ideas supported by science are not absolute and can change.
Most are blissfully unaware that the "scientific method" you're championing is a highly oversimplified representation of how science really works, that science doesn't actually "prove" anything, and that science isn't inherently objective, but is critically dependent on a robust and diverse community.
Most don't know how unscientific words such as "consensus," "established," and "proven," are.
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The rest of your post is ironically the ramblings of somebody who doesn't comprehend the scientific method.. perhaps you were a poor student or you quality of education was lacking.
The scientific method does support that science does change in terms of understanding and explaining the world... Just look at the history of our understanding of the solar system. It has drastically changed. It went from thinking the earth was flat, to the sun and stars moves around us.. then to the earth moving, and then to the earth spinning on an axis.
Scientific facts and laws don't change.. theories do. Theories are build around a framework of laws and facts..
Science isn't fallible.. the tests can be.. the theories can be. Saying science is fallible is like saying human logic is fallible. And if human logic is fallible then we'll just divide by zero, and the whole world will explode.
I was taught science by somebody who valued the study, it's apparent you don't value science. You act like science is useless. I was taught about testing and all the things you claim people are not taught or do not understand. I value science.. I think you misunderstand it..
The method is simplistic.. that is the point..
Saying science isn't objective is totally inaccurate.. Ask people if the theory of evolution is a theory or a fact? There is no subjective answer if the answer is a scientific answer. The objective scientific answer is that it is a THEORY.
Is ID a scientific theory? No it's a theory, not a scientific one..
Give an example of where science fails to be objective.. Do you have any example of science cramming a lie down our throats?
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