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Is the scientific method real?

How can something use it's own process to prove it's own process?
How can science prove logic?Or mathematics?
At least I can feel God, But I'm starting not to believe in this whole science thing. Can anyone prove these things to me

Cody, Yahoo Answers 76 Comments [2/25/2010 3:41:38 PM]
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Canadiest

Sorry

I actually answered At least "I can feel God" and forgot. Still not Fundie. Could be a transexual Christian plumber now

2/25/2010 5:23:21 PM

Old Viking

Science often results in practical results, which is more than I can say for your God.

2/25/2010 5:38:08 PM

anevilmeme

Aren't fundies the same assclowns that claim the bible is true because it says so?

The scientific method unlike religion generates testable hypothesizes and testable results.

2/25/2010 5:40:49 PM

John

How can science prove logic? Or mathematics?

It doesn't. It's the other way around. The so-called "propositional calculus" is a formal system that defines the logical process. Mathematics is an extension of this process. Both are abstract tautologies; that is, they're true by virtue of the meaning of the words. These abstractions can often be applied by scientists to derive conclusions about the real world.

2/25/2010 5:45:51 PM

arcturus

From the answers:

- someone gets an idea - called a theory
- this theory is tested by experiment
- if the result is positive, others repeat the experiment to make sure
- if all agree, the theory is accepted as fact

AAARGH!

no..

- somebody observes something which is a fact
- somebody comes up with an idea of how the fact came to be. This is called hypothesis
- Using the hypothesis to make predictions, an experiment is made and the results are compared with the prediction
- ....
- If it stands up to rigorous test, it gets added to the "theory".

oh hell, I don't have to explain that to you lot.

2/25/2010 5:58:37 PM

WWWWolf

> Is the scientific method real?
> How can something use it's own process to prove it's own process?

Scientific method is a method. Scientists have established a process which they believe produces accurate and reliable results. Feel free to propose a better method - quite a many of them have been tried over the years, after all. Expect thorough lists of shortcomings. Scientists have surprisingly high standards.

> How can science prove logic?Or mathematics?

Mathematics and logic are based on axioms (self-evident facts such as "if a = b and b = c, then a = c"). Axioms are not proven.

Mathematics and logic are not natural sciences. There's no experiments that could yield insight into how things are.

> At least I can feel God, But I'm starting not to believe in this whole science thing.

Oh, that's just the natural consequence of not thinking very well. I don't understand most of the stuff either, but even I can see that the science has some good foundation to stand on. Just engage the brain more often and you'll be fine.

2/25/2010 6:02:00 PM

Quantum Mechanic

Is the computer you used to post that pitifully stupid question real?

2/25/2010 6:04:07 PM

Quantum Mechanic

@arcturus

- someone gets an idea - called an hypothesis
- this hypothesis is tested by experiment
- if the result is positive, others repeat the experiment to make sure
- if all agree, the hypothesis is accepted as a theory
-theories are not real or true nor do they mean anything, they merely predict experiment
-using words like "fact" is counterproductive to science
FTFY

2/25/2010 6:07:29 PM

TGRwulf

What?

2/25/2010 6:26:48 PM

jsonitsac

Social constructs are real things. They may not be tangible things but they're real.

2/25/2010 6:28:48 PM

Nowonmai

How can something use it's own process to prove it's own process?

Considering you idiots use this method to prove the bible is true because the bible says it is, don't you find your irony meter overheating to critical mass?

2/25/2010 6:50:30 PM

JohnTheAtheist

I don't think I could prove anything to you because you are too stupid.

2/25/2010 7:12:28 PM

Sandwich Board


2/25/2010 8:15:03 PM

macavitykitsune

Oh, for fuck's sake. Sure, you can not believe in science. Just like you can not believe in the number nine. But quick - what's four plus five? Three times three? Seventeen minus eight?

Fuck, you idiots. Science isn't a monolithic, inflexible set of beliefs, like religion is.


2/25/2010 8:58:51 PM

ThinkingManNeil

Religious belief is an act of self persuasion in the absence of evidence; self persuasion that leads to self delusion and the inability to distinguish between fantasy and reality, embracing willful ignorance and stupidity as virtues, surrendering critical thinking and self-determination to the control of others with suspect, manipulative agendas, and vilifying progress, knowledge, and intellect in the process. Religious faith, with no verifiable basis in reality, is an insidious mental illness that threatens the survival of our civilization and our species.

2/25/2010 9:07:21 PM

fromdownunder

"At least I can feel God"

Eeeewwww, Daddy!!! That's gross.

Norm

2/25/2010 9:11:31 PM

fromdownunder

"At least I can feel God"

Eeeewwww, Daddy!!! That's gross.

Norm

2/25/2010 9:11:46 PM

Na na na na

God told me that the scientific method works and that you are an idiot

and there's no possible way for you to PROVE me wrong!

2/25/2010 11:22:31 PM

Rumpleforeskin

You stick with your God then, and leave the science to the non-retarded.

2/26/2010 1:05:08 AM

Canadia

PROVE ME A MATH, INTERNETS!

2/26/2010 1:30:37 AM



The same can be said about you and the use of the computer. Think about that.

2/26/2010 1:44:28 AM

nutbunny

You do something that results in some observable consequence. How did it happen you wonder? What if I try to do THIS instead? Is the outcome the same? Yes or no would be your response. Depending on your outcome, you keep trying different things (THIS1, THIS2, THIS3, THAT etc.) to narrow possible reasons for the consequence happening. You eventually converge on a satisfactory answer that explains ( preferably with a small margin of error) what caused the consequence. Scientific method is just using common sense.
How do you know that what you feel is really God? It could be due to some weird chemical fluctuation in the brain. It is true that chemical changes in the brain make people feel many different things, good things, terrible things, ambivalent things, aweful things, awesome things, spiritual things. Feelings have very often and expertly been shown to not be wholly reliable as a source of information about the world. To try and find out whether it is really God you're feeling rather than, say the effects of a bad pizza you ate last night, you need to do some experimentation, using scientific method.

2/26/2010 2:46:24 AM

DRoseDARs

Wait, God touches you WHERE? Someone call Detective Stabler!

2/26/2010 3:41:22 AM

Canadia

@DRoseDARs


Lawl

2/26/2010 5:30:20 AM

The Jamo

"How can something use it's own process to prove it's own process?"

You're talking about the bible, right?

2/26/2010 5:45:08 AM
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