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Old 08-16-2019, 02:59 PM
k9bfriender is offline
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Originally Posted by Sage Rat View Post
Physical models of the universe are all just hypotheticals that match the known facts. Would you say that we should stick with relativity, because it was given to us from up on high by Albert Fuckin' Einstein, or continue to postulate other possibilities in the aim of finding things that we can test to prove/disprove some subset of the rainbow of possibilities?
Are you saying that Omar marrying her brother has a similar amount of evidence towards it as the theory of relativity does?
Should a police officer pick their perp and simply charge them, 'cause their gut told them it was "this guy", or that they should do the same thing as the scientists and try to envision every single storyline that would explain the known facts and then use that to determine what evidence they would expect to exist for different ways the crime might have unfolded, and as undertaken by different suspects, so that they can go look for that evidence and narrow the options down?
No, they shouldn't. The ones that would would be the ones propagating this theory.
Is it morally wrong for Garrett Lisi to detail his Exceptionally Simple Theory of Everything? Should we stop people like him? Should we tell him, "You're only allowed to postulate one hypothesis and no more!"?
No just because he's wrong doesn't make him morally wrong. But, if he were to tell me that I need to do the work to prove him wrong, when he hasn't done any of the work to prove himself right, then he'd be wrong on how the scientific method works as well.
Are you aware of anything that works better by making a priori assumptions and telling people to not review the whole spectrum of possibilities?
I heard the other day that you were a murderer. Rather than put any effort into gathering evidence for my proposition, I'm going to demand that you do the work of clearing yourself.

Last edited by k9bfriender; 08-16-2019 at 02:59 PM.