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Left's Newest Inquisition: Deny Your God or Be Declared Unfit

Ralph56 Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 11:50 AM
Science takes itself too seriously. The scientific community practically deified Sir Isaac Newton for well over 100 years until Einstein proved him wrong. Look at all the misinformation spread by the FDA, so-scientists who had to cook the books to make their research on global warming work. Why should we take any of these people, or those who support them, seriously?
Donjindra Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 12:23 PM
"Why should we take any of these people, or those who support them, seriously?"

You're not seriously going to cling to that nonsense, are you? Maybe you should form a prayer group and pray a man to the moon.

The problem with your argument is that knowledge and certainty are not the same thing. In fact, to require certainty is irrational. Newton was much more right than wrong. Einstein was even more right, but he's wrong too. Knowledge is successive approximation. It's never the whole story. We get closer to it, but we may never actually arrive at it.

Your rejection of science is an exercise in relativism of the worst sort. It's postmodern bunk.
RockinRickOwen Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 11:56 AM
Einstein didn't prove Newton wrong. He proved that Newton's explanations didn't explain everything. In fact, he revered Newton, and utilized the same creative impulse in discovering the theory of relativity.

but yeah, the other points you make--bingo! The scientists are as full of pride, ambition and greed as anyone else.
Donjindra Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 12:28 PM
"The scientists are as full of pride, ambition and greed as anyone else."

There's nothing more prideful than the believer who thinks he's the purpose of creation and formed in the image of the Creator of the universe.


bigdawgworking Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 12:30 PM
"Einstein didn't prove Newton wrong.""

"Einstein proved Newton wrong" was how it was phrased to me in college. Although that is technically accurate, I have always gone with your description. Einstein's original paper -- that later became the 'theory of relativity" -- was a successful attempt by Einstein to combine 2 disparate ideas: Maxwell's speed of light and Newton's principle of relativity. If you have never read his original paper, I recommend it to you. Einstein lays it out in very clear, simple, highly readable language until you get to the math.
Donjindra Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 12:43 PM
"Einstein proved Newton wrong" was how it was phrased to me in college."

But Einstein did not prove Newton 100% wrong. We can land a man on the moon using only Newtonian laws.


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