But we're talking here about philosophy of science, not about the merits of the arguments themselves. Whether or not something is a scientific theory has nothing to do with whether or not it is actually true. So, yes, you are pretty mixed up. See to it that you correct it. Thanks.
Last edited by Guy Incognito; 11-01-10 at 09:19 PM.
I find that people will often parrot back words they have learned like "theory" and "scientific method" without really understanding what they mean or how all its moving parts fit together. However, it is important to understand little nuances like this, and understand them well. Because, as we can see, if you don't understand them, you can find youself being squarely wrong about simple questions like "Is ID science?" Which is a very different question from "Is ID true?"
"Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run
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Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
Evolution should be taught in science class, and generally is as part of an introductory survey course. Young students would certainly understand that teaching intelligent design in a science class was teaching opinion. I'm assuming we're not talking about grad school here.
That's why they always show the wise guru sitting on a mountain top all alone.
How many real friends do you think the idiot savant has, who can do figures in his head faster than a calculator?
Myself, I only have two friends I can honestly relate with, definitely not my wife or children... How about you?