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"Science runs on an established methodology and standard of practice."

Right ... that's why it changes with the weather, doesn't it?

How many times has the Periodic Table of the Elements been changed? how many times does this 'established methodology and standard of practice' add, delete, or modify a previous 'established methodology and standard of practice'?

AV1611VET, Christian Forums 36 Comments [11/27/2012 12:23:39 AM]
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jgc

"How many times has the Periodic Table of the Elements been changed?"

Not with the weather but as required in response to new evidience: scientific theories are tentative and have always bee subject to revision in the light of new observations.

That's a GOOD thing, after all: it wouldn't make any sense to discover evidence domnstrating a need to change our understanding of the antural world, but to simply shrug and say "Let's ignore reality and just continue getting it wrong."

11/27/2012 12:15:11 PM

Skyknight

@Sasha: That just summons forth another question. Namely, why is weakness held to be blameworthy?

11/27/2012 2:08:55 PM



when an error os found , it gets corrected. When new things are found they get added to what is already known.

11/27/2012 2:22:38 PM

Old Viking

What's been distorted almost beyond recognition is the Periodic TV Stand of the Elements.

11/27/2012 3:16:59 PM

xyz

> How many times has the Periodic Table of the Elements been changed?
Whenever a new element gets discovered, obviously.

11/27/2012 4:07:50 PM

Sasha

@Skynight, I would assume weakness is blameworthy because it shows a lack of faith, and that's a sin. Better to cling to blind faith in this evil, evil world and be assured of your ticket to Heaven. Weak people fall away from the faith and wind up in Hell.

That's my analysis.

11/27/2012 7:32:41 PM



Irony: Using the internet to argue against science.

11/28/2012 12:32:34 AM

NonProphet

...He said, using a device created through science.

11/28/2012 6:00:55 AM



"How many times has the Periodic Table of the Elements been changed?"

Ooh, ooh, I know that one!

Never, since its inception. It was created with gaps for the elements the writer knew existed, but which we hadn't then discovered. Since then, it has only been added to as intended, not changed. Nobody's ever said "you know what, I reckon hydrogen's actually got an atomic weight of 37".

11/30/2012 5:10:43 AM

Cuneas

All the elements that occur in nature have been on the periodic table almost since it came into existence. The 'additions' are synthetic elements that human beings have created in labs.

Right? I'm talking from half-forgotten high school science here, but I'm pretty sure this is right.

12/1/2012 2:01:25 AM

Quantum Mechanic

idiot

8/21/2014 2:12:58 PM
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