PaulSacramento wrote:Audie wrote:PaulSacramento wrote:Audie, the simple realistic fact is this:Audie wrote:PaulSacramento wrote:We gone over this before and while many people love to point out the science doesn't prove anything or isn't in the business of proofs, the reality is that YES it is and people that say it isn't are simply using a disclaimer.
The simple reality is that IF science can't prove anything and is not in the business of "proving" then of what use is it ??????
What is it's point?
One can prove beyond reasonable doubt that, for example, at STP pure water will boil at 100C. Its fine to say it is true, or maybe even Truth, for those who like to talk that way.
No theory or law can ever be proven to be correct. Are you somehow disputing that?
If not, there is no need to belabour this topic.
When a person speaks of 'unproven theories" or "just a theory" it is very suggestive of a serious laack of scientific literacy. May not, uh, prove it, but, it sure makes a person look silly.
IF science can't prove anything, it serves no purpose (besides entertainment value of course).
When people say that science doesn't prove things what they are basically saying is that nothing that can be observed and repeated can be proven to be what is observed and repeated.
IF that is the case then science is a exercise in pointlessness.
The reality is that science is approached with the understanding that it can prove certain things and that the scientific process is a valid on in proving that things are a certain way.
No one sets out in science to NOT prove something.
The evidence we have for evolution is what we use to try and prove that evolution happens, the degree of success is not the issue in regards to WHY science collects data and evidence for evolution because what is the issue is the POINT of collecting data and doing experiments and establishing evidence and that is to PROVE that evolution happens.
So do you think that science is in the biz of proving laws and theories are true?
Or is it a matter of probabilities?
Are you suggesting that Newton and Einstein set off to discover and establish JUST probablities ??
If science is only about what is possible then it is just as good as placebo's in medicine since it is POSSIBLE that placebos work too !
Now now paul answering a question with a question?
Could you just say if you think that science is out to prove laws and theories are true?
And if its possible?