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To: Reaganwuzthebest
But I prefer to see proof, not theories.

Then I suggest you restrict yourself to logic, Mathematics, and distilled spirits, the only realms in which absolute "proof" is possible.

Scientific theories are based on consonance with observed evidence and multiple unsuccessfull attempts at falsification. Thus, they are NEVER "proven" in the sense of metaphysical certitude. That is the nature of science, and it has seerved us very well, despite it's shortcomings.

31 posted on 04/24/2002 7:27:23 PM PDT by longshadow
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To: longshadow
Before you can find proof of something, you have to work out theories so you have some idea what you're trying to prove. So what you're saying I'm in total agreement with. But the laws of physics are not necessarily absolute. There have been instances out there in space where what they thought, or expected to be ocurring was not.

They're going back 13 billion light years in time to see what happened then because that's how long it took for the light to reach us. But for all we know, as another poster said the universe goes on in infinity, there are probably galaxies a hundred trillion light years away, and farther. My point is, and it's a theory, fifteen billion years for the universe is like a second for us. It's been around a lot longer than that.

35 posted on 04/24/2002 7:45:34 PM PDT by Reaganwuzthebest
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To: longshadow
Then I suggest you restrict yourself to logic, Mathematics, and distilled spirits, the only realms in which absolute "proof" is possible.

Now you're talking!

109 posted on 04/24/2002 9:30:54 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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