Originally Posted by Digikid
Originally Posted by Minnetonka16
who were you replying to?
Anyone that blindly believes that Science is the truth to anything....which it is not.
A guessing game is all it is.
I was literally speechless for a minute or two after reading this.
What does guessing have to do with anything? How does that make anything less credible than anything else? Who ever claimed that science is the absolute truth? Whoever told you that is not a scientist.
"Guessing" is only part of it. You don't just throw ideas up on a wall, throw darts at them, choose to believe whatever idea you hit and call it science. You don't pick ping pong balls out of a jar, you don't draw ideas out of a hat, you don't flip a coin and believe whatever idea you happen to have stuck on to the winner. The ideas have to be verified over and over again. If you can't reproduce the results, its not science. What does it even matter where the ideas come from? Some have been stumbled upon on accident, but that does not make it any less valid, because they have stood up to the scientific process.
Science has been proven false before. But the thing is science does not claim to be 100% perfect and true. If you believe that, you don't understand what science is. I mean, at any point in time we know more than we knew 10 years ago, so that statement could NEVER be true. It is simply our best understanding of the observable universe, and certainly the more we can observe, the more we will learn. We will learn more than we knew yesterday. How could anyone think that is a bad thing? When we learn more than we did before, science doesn't hold on to the old ideas claiming them to be true in the face of opposing evidence. Science takes that evidence and updates our knowledge of the universe.
Do you really think we were able to send a rover to Mars on a farce? To send probes out to every planet in our solar system, take pictures, scan the planets and various moons, and send data back to Earth? All on "guesses?" Those are some damn good guesses. I need to find whoever guessed all the calculations needed to make that possible and hit the casino with them
One last thing: No scientist would ever blindly believe anything to be true, or they would not be a scientist. Science is not based on belief.