Monday, March 23, 2009

A Fundamental Difference in Method


This cartoon from Answers in Genesis illustrates the creationist argument that science and creationism are just two different ways of interpreting evidence; that since both approaches start with ad hoc presuppositions, they are equally valid. Which is, of course, nonsense. Science makes no assumptions, it simply follows wherever the evidence leads. In reality, the difference between science and creationism is more like the cartoon below:

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

dear sir all people have presumptions PERFECT science has no pedictions but evolution is not a science because it has no experimental evidence

Anonymous said...

Are you interpretatig the Answers in Genisis Cartoon honestly? Isn't the point that a scientists assumptions affect how they interpret evidence? All scientist have worldviews which affect how they interpret the evidence they collect and examine. Data does not automatically interpret itself. It has to be viewed in the context of a larger theoretical framework. The interpretations then provide the basis for developing testable hypothesises. Shouldn't the question be, "What are the assumptions being made? Are the assumptions valid or possible? Are these the only valid assumptions? Which assumptions lead to conclusions that best fit with what we observe in the natural world?" Have you already ruled out any possibilities you do not understand?

Jacqueline said...

"dear sir all people have presumptions PERFECT science has no pedictions but evolution is not a science because it has no experimental evidence"

Cretin, science isn't perfect like your imaginary sky fairy. But it is the best method we have at uncovering the reality of the universe.
To say that evolution is not a science, and has no experimental evidence is to stick your head up your arse and swallow your own shit.
Try googling "evolution evidence" and leave your scripture glasses off.

By the way "VAGUS NERVE" "BAD DESIGN"

Shadowjack;)

Jacqueline said...

"Are you interpretatig the Answers in Genesis Cartoon honestly?"
Dude, have you ever read some of the stupidity on the AIG site?
I don't think you have or you wouldn't have made such an ironic comment.

Shadowjack:)

Anonymous said...

Shadowjack, your own comment prove AIG's point.

Your comments betray your own bias. You talk of science being the “best method we have at uncovering the reality of the universe” yet you refer to God as our “imaginary sky fairy”. And you go on with “...stick your head up your arse and swallow your own shit”. Why do you care so much that people believe the Bible?

The truth is that evolution is nothing more then a desperate attempt to re-interpret the building without acknowledging the Master Architect.

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the difference between these people is very clear, and I think it is good to always give credit to God for the things that happen around us

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