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Posted on Jun 4, 2012 11:37:33 PM PDT
Hoo-Zen!! says:
It explains everything.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 5, 2012 3:19:37 AM PDT
Lj3d says:
Fair eonough, what scientific field do you work in?

Posted on Jun 5, 2012 5:50:10 AM PDT
Brian Curtis says:
And folklore is history. And the stork theory is biology.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 5, 2012 6:21:51 AM PDT
Tero says:
Synthetic organic chemist.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 5, 2012 8:06:27 AM PDT
Men can carry a fetus in their abdominal cavity. Seriously. The placenta can implant in the peritoneum, just like it sometimes does in women. Only problem: massive often fatal hemorrhage if it separates prematurely.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 5, 2012 8:06:44 AM PDT
It's a metascience. Meaning not a science at all.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 5, 2012 1:33:29 PM PDT
A. Caplan says:
Tero says: must be gaps then. How could that be? Science knows everything! I heard it right here.
>You obviously don't know what science is. Unlike creationism and ID, which you apparently confuse with actual science, science starts with the knowledge that there are always unanswered questions; That we don't know everything. Creationism and ID have no gaps because "G-d/an intelligent designer did it" is always the answer. There can be no gaps if you do not admit that you don't know everything and acknowledge no questions that indicate that some knowledge may be unknown.

As Maimonides, a 12th, 13th century scientist, philosopher, and great religious scholar said, "Teach thy tongue to say 'I do not know,' and thou shalt progress."

Want someone a little more modern? Einstein said, ""The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing."
Both of these quotes illustrate the essence of science.

Scientists always know that there is more to learn. Like many anti-science types, you take the strength of science and interpret it to be a weakness while the weakness of creationism and ID are declared to be their strength.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 5, 2012 2:28:00 PM PDT
Re fazakas, 6-5 8:06 AM: "Men can carry a fetus in their abdominal cavity." Some years ago, I read a book by a past Coroner of New York City. One of the bodies that he examined was of a man who basically died of old age, who had complained of rectal bleeding about once a month. It turned out that he had a complete female reproductive system venting into his colon. I have always regretted that he did not engage in homosexual activity -- he could have made history. (He had fathered several children.)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 5, 2012 4:07:03 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 7, 2012 7:11:49 AM PDT
Tero says:
psst, they did not tell you yet?
(the whole thread was a parody of God of The Gaps thinking)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 6, 2012 7:17:25 AM PDT
af: Anyway WHO CARES?

God him/her/itself does, maybe.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 6, 2012 8:25:07 AM PDT
I'll wait to hear from him/her/it.

Posted on Jun 7, 2012 5:15:30 AM PDT
OldAmazonian says:
Stuff is inscrutable.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2012 11:00:38 AM PDT
Yup. Can't be scruted.

Posted on Jun 7, 2012 5:41:35 PM PDT
Brian Curtis says:
Ahh, scrute this!
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