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    Re: Science
    From: Fred Hebard
    Date: 2005 Aug 29, 23:12 -0400

    On Aug 29, 2005, at 7:15 PM, Mike Hannibal wrote:
    > --- Alexandre E Eremenko 
    > wrote:
    >> Yes. And these theories are scientifically tested.
    >> And thus they
    >> tell us the truth, and always will.
    > They tell us A truth, a truth based on the use of a
    > certain set of rules generated from a belief system. I
    > am not arguing against that set of rules nor aginst
    > that belief system. I am just saying that "it ain't
    > the only one".
    >> No other "system of beliefs" gives us this sort of
    >> certain knowledge.
    > Certainly a system of beliefs but the knowledge is
    > only certain with respect to the system of belief and
    > the generated set of rules.
    If you think there's some guy named Thor up there throwing down
    thunderbolts, you'll never be able to harness electricity.  (Of course
    that might be good because then we wouldn't have GPS devices and we'd
    still have an actual reason to use our sextants).
    I don't know what rules you're talking about, but the computer you're
    reading this on was built on solid knowledge derived from a scientific
    worldview.  No other system of beliefs comes remotely close to the
    predictive power of science.
    Ironically, the search for better navigation for mariners was one of
    the main motivating factors behind the early renaissance of science.
    Frederick V. Hebard, PhD                      Email: mailto:Fred@acf.org
    Staff Pathologist, Meadowview Research Farms  Web: http://www.acf.org
    American Chestnut Foundation                  Phone: (276) 944-4631
    14005 Glenbrook Ave.                          Fax: (276) 944-0934
    Meadowview, VA 24361

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