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drrayeye Wrote:
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> Susan,
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> Scientists cannot prove or disprove anything;
> they can only compare things to chance.

You have made an incorrect statement. Scientists work to understand theories by trying to disprove them. When they succeed, the theory is discarded and a new one tried.

Theories that have not yet been disproved are accepted provisionally as useful. Theories that have no mechanism for disproving them (such as string theory or gods) can be examined, but are ultimately meaningless and putting belief into them is useless wanking.

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Negative proof theory 977 greengirl5 12-Nov-18 20:38
Re: Negative proof theory 165 Jock 12-Nov-18 20:55
Re: Negative proof theory 159 Itatw70s 12-Nov-18 21:04
Re: Negative proof theory 152 Jock 13-Nov-18 00:00
Re: Negative proof theory 158 Enigcom 12-Nov-18 22:39
Re: Negative proof theory 150 Jock 13-Nov-18 00:01
Re: Negative proof theory 152 Itatw70s 13-Nov-18 00:22
Re: Negative proof theory 144 Jock 13-Nov-18 01:55
Re: Negative proof theory 145 Itatw70s 13-Nov-18 12:27
Re: Negative proof theory 145 Susan Doris 13-Nov-18 17:50
Re: Negative proof theory 141 greengirl5 13-Nov-18 02:00
Half believing 143 greengirl5 13-Nov-18 01:49
I don't believe the sun will rise tomorrow 141 greengirl5 13-Nov-18 01:56
Re: I don't believe the sun will rise tomorrow 147 Jock 13-Nov-18 06:43
Re: I don't believe the sun will rise tomorrow 149 greengirl5 13-Nov-18 08:53
Re: I don't believe the sun will rise tomorrow 140 Jock 14-Nov-18 00:10
Surprise! 140 greengirl5 14-Nov-18 00:23
Re: I don't believe the sun will rise tomorrow 144 Itatw70s 13-Nov-18 12:33
Re: Half believing 150 Jock 13-Nov-18 01:57
Re: Half believing 150 greengirl5 13-Nov-18 02:05
Re: Half believing 141 Susan Doris 13-Nov-18 06:40
Re: Half believing 139 greengirl5 13-Nov-18 09:00
Re: Negative proof theory 148 Susan Doris 13-Nov-18 06:34
Believe it or not 149 greengirl5 13-Nov-18 09:13
Re: Believe it or not 149 Itatw70s 13-Nov-18 12:53
The parallel in science 141 drrayeye 14-Nov-18 01:13
Re: The parallel in science 143 Susan Doris 14-Nov-18 02:09
Waiting? 136 greengirl5 14-Nov-18 06:12
Re: Waiting? 134 Susan Doris 14-Nov-18 06:34
Re: Waiting? 139 greengirl5 14-Nov-18 12:02
Sticking to science 134 drrayeye 14-Nov-18 07:00
Re: Sticking to science 141 Susan Doris 14-Nov-18 07:52
Re: Sticking to science 139 greengirl5 14-Nov-18 12:05
Re: The parallel in science 139 Jock 15-Nov-18 00:44
Re: The parallel in science 139 greengirl5 15-Nov-18 01:50
Null hypothesis 136 drrayeye 15-Nov-18 02:56
Ah, nothing! 132 greengirl5 15-Nov-18 03:23
Re: Null hypothesis 137 Eddie Larry 15-Nov-18 15:25
Re: Null hypothesis 130 drrayeye 15-Nov-18 18:02
Re: Negative proof theory 249 Poster Boy 18-Nov-18 17:49
Re: Negative proof theory (NPT) 143 Eddie Larry 13-Nov-18 23:58
Re: Negative proof theory (NPT) 145 Jock 14-Nov-18 00:07
Re: Negative proof theory (NPT) 144 Eddie Larry 14-Nov-18 00:29
Re: Negative proof theory (NPT) 145 Jock 14-Nov-18 05:20
Re: Negative proof theory (NPT) 143 Eddie Larry 14-Nov-18 16:33
Re: Negative proof theory (NPT) 140 Jock 15-Nov-18 01:52
Re: Negative proof theory (NPT) 142 Eddie Larry 15-Nov-18 03:23
Re: Negative proof theory (NPT) 139 Jock 15-Nov-18 05:12
Re: Negative proof theory (NPT) 132 Eddie Larry 15-Nov-18 15:00
Re: Negative proof theory (NPT) or P.D. 147 greengirl5 14-Nov-18 00:30
Re: Negative proof theory (NPT) or P.D. 144 Eddie Larry 14-Nov-18 00:43
Re: Negative proof theory (NPT) or P.D. 143 greengirl5 14-Nov-18 01:57
Re: Negative proof theory (NPT) or P.D. 146 Eddie Larry 14-Nov-18 01:58
WOW! 143 drrayeye 14-Nov-18 06:30
Re: Negative proof is not a theory. 144 Jock 14-Nov-18 05:22
Re: Negative proof is not a theory. 139 Eddie Larry 14-Nov-18 16:40
Re: Negative proof is not a theory. 135 Jock 15-Nov-18 00:21
Re: Negative proof is not a theory. 134 Eddie Larry 15-Nov-18 02:14
Karl Popper 143 greengirl5 15-Nov-18 02:16
Re: Karl Popper 134 Eddie Larry 15-Nov-18 02:19
Answering myself 136 greengirl5 15-Nov-18 03:14
Re: Answering myself 141 Jock 15-Nov-18 03:19
Re: Answering myself 141 greengirl5 15-Nov-18 03:27
Re: Answering myself 134 Jock 15-Nov-18 05:14
Re: Answering myself 139 greengirl5 15-Nov-18 06:57
Re: Answering myself 166 jazzmumbles 15-Nov-18 16:48
Re: Answering myself 143 greengirl5 15-Nov-18 21:22
Re: Negative proof theory 149 Susan Doris 14-Nov-18 12:45
Scientific proof 139 drrayeye 14-Nov-18 15:02
Re: Scientific proof 139 Susan Doris 14-Nov-18 15:53
you're missing the point 142 drrayeye 14-Nov-18 19:08
Re: you're missing the point 133 greengirl5 14-Nov-18 20:58
Re: you're missing the point 133 Jock 14-Nov-18 21:58
Re: you're missing the point 137 Eddie Larry 14-Nov-18 22:22
Re: you're missing the point 143 Jock 14-Nov-18 22:36
Re: you're missing the point 142 drrayeye 14-Nov-18 23:06
Re: Scientific proof 141 greengirl5 14-Nov-18 20:48
Re: Scientific proof 137 Susan Doris 15-Nov-18 06:08
Re: Scientific proof 138 greengirl5 15-Nov-18 07:00
Re: Scientific proof 145 greengirl5 14-Nov-18 20:42
Re: Negative proof theory 138 Enigcom 14-Nov-18 17:26
Re: Negative proof theory 144 Susan Doris 14-Nov-18 18:00
Re: Negative proof theory 139 Enigcom 14-Nov-18 18:11
Re: Negative proof theory 146 greengirl5 14-Nov-18 21:15
Re: Negative proof theory 137 Susan Doris 15-Nov-18 06:21
Re: Negative proof theory 138 greengirl5 15-Nov-18 07:08
Re: Negative proof theory 141 Susan Doris 15-Nov-18 07:49
Re: Negative proof theory 139 greengirl5 15-Nov-18 09:07
Re: Negative proof theory 139 Susan Doris 15-Nov-18 13:19
scientism and young minds 139 drrayeye 15-Nov-18 19:40
Re: scientism and young minds 140 Susan Doris 16-Nov-18 06:44
From the rabbit hole again 131 drrayeye 16-Nov-18 07:49
Re: From the rabbit hole again 134 Susan Doris 16-Nov-18 08:22
Re: From the rabbit hole again 136 drrayeye 16-Nov-18 12:33
Re: From the rabbit hole again 141 Susan Doris 16-Nov-18 13:36
In a nutshell 137 greengirl5 16-Nov-18 21:23
Re: In a nutshell 141 Susan Doris 17-Nov-18 05:58
Re: In a nutshell 135 greengirl5 17-Nov-18 21:29
Re: In a nutshell 140 Susan Doris 18-Nov-18 05:43
Re: In a nutshell 136 greengirl5 18-Nov-18 11:14
Corrected "demans" to "demands" 132 drrayeye 16-Nov-18 07:36
Glad to be free! 132 greengirl5 16-Nov-18 11:52
God fixation 144 greengirl5 14-Nov-18 20:37
Re: God fixation 137 Susan Doris 15-Nov-18 06:36
Re: God fixation 152 greengirl5 15-Nov-18 07:13
Re: God fixation 150 Susan Doris 15-Nov-18 07:53


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