5/2/2006 10:56:16 AM
And yet another science-illiterate fundie trumpets ignorance as wisdom.
5/2/2006 2:10:08 PM
<<< And you can whip out any old definition you want, but its still a fact that its a theory and nothing more. >>>
The way scientists use the term, it's damn hard to be any more than a \"theory\". Laws are theories that have been so thoroughly tested that only minor modifications are even conceivable.
<<< Everyone else I know of considers it to be proven true. >>>
So do scientists, with one qualification - if they start getting anomalous data that can't be explained in a simpler way than \"gravity doesn't work quite like we thought it did\", then the theory will be modified accordingly. In fact, this has already happened (Einstein and his theories of relativity - I can't remember which one relates to gravity in this way, though).
In science, no law or theory is \"proven\" - but there's plenty that is close enough to proven that until we see some pretty strong evidence to the contrary, it would be silly to act as if it weren't true.
5/2/2006 2:56:42 PM
FUCK that's nothing, a few years back your momma dropped you when your skull was still fusing.
5/3/2006 10:07:16 AM
STOP THE PRESSES! GOOD GOD, ALERT CNN! MSNBC! SKY NEWS! FOX! HE FELL DOWN! THE NEWS STORY OF THE CENTURY!
4/17/2008 12:03:04 PM
Allegory for Jesus
Edited version: "Whip out any definition of theory that shows that theory is actually a big deal in the science world and not a guess, but it's still a theory and nothing more"
Fundies: stupid now, stupid then, stupid for all eternity.
3/7/2011 6:56:08 PM
Anne Elk: Can I just say here, for one moment, that I have a new theory about the brontosaurus?
What is my theory?
What is my theory that it is? Yes. Well, you may well ask what is my theory. Yes, my word, you may well ask what it is, this theory of mine. Well, this theory, that I have, that is to say, which is mine,... is mine.
Ahh! My theory, that I have, follows the lines that I am about to relate. (starts prolonged throat clearing)
The Theory, by A. Elk (that's "A" for Anne", it's not by a elk.) (clears throat) This theory, which belongs to me, is as follows... (more throat clearing) This is how it goes... (clears throat) The next thing that I am about to say is my theory. (clears throat) Ready?
The Theory, by A. Elk (Miss). My theory is along the following lines...
...All brontosauruses are thin at one end; much, much thicker in the middle and then thin again at the far end. That is the theory that I have and which is mine and what it is, too. ... and it's mine.
3/7/2011 7:14:28 PM
You may have fallen down the other day, but I'm fairly sure evolution may not have had enough selection pressure to improve your family tree lately...
3/7/2011 7:22:18 PM
People this miserably stupid should be exterminated at an early age. In the old days nature did this for us.
11/26/2011 2:10:25 AM
I believe there re several theories of gravity since one of them does not work at quantum levels .
We know how gravity at large scale works but not very certain on why .
11/26/2011 1:04:56 PM
> I've never heard of gravity being called a theory.
Ignorance is no excuse
> Everyone else I know of considers it to be proven true.
That should tell you something about the meaning of the word "theory".
11/26/2011 1:23:03 PM
"a theory and nothing more"
There is nothing more than a theory, science-wise, stupid.
The word theory to scientists has the same weight as the word fact has to laymen.
Tongue-in-cheek: It's not "gravity", it's "intelligent falling". Or, in your case, stupid falling.
11/27/2011 12:12:01 AM