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posted by swhitney in Just For Fun

What science is, and what it isn't - e.g. geology, evolution, and more...

February 16, 2013

Sadly there appear to be many people in the USA who do not know what science is, and what it isn't. They think science is just a bunch of facts, rather than a process. They think that a "theory" is just a guess. They think that if scientists disagree that the whole area of disagreement is false.

Sadly, there may be more people who believe in Bigfoot or UFOs than believe in biological evolution by natural selection or the 4.5 billion year age of the earth. They don't even know how to evaluate the evidence for any of the preceding ideas.

Sadly, some people believe that science and religion are incompatible, and that a choice must be made to believe one or the other, but that there is no middle ground.

Perhaps interested people would like to ask questions and/or provide answers to the questions that arise from some of the news articles and letters to the editor in the ABH.

If anyone is interested please add to this discussion, with questions or comments, or answers to questions posed by others.

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