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the best optical illusion in the world [#970]
« on: January 28, 2009, 08:46:46 PM »

i am not here to question the scientific logic behind this video but discus it i am 14 i am not a christian i am atheist but i have always had this question if all this has been proven by scientist why is it not a scientific law. It is only a scientific theory, no where close to being a law because it has been proven by 2/3 of the scientific community that these are not just coincidences but power from a high being. if you could write back and explain how this is please do so because i do not understand

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Re: the best optical illusion in the world [#970]
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2009, 08:54:35 PM »
theories can't become law, a law and a theory are two different things, join the forum, we'd be happy to go more in depth
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Re: the best optical illusion in the world [#970]
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2009, 09:57:41 PM »
Theories are the best science can come up with.

When you use the word theory in a normal conversation, you mean "a guess" or at most "an informed guess".  That's not the case in science.  When the word theory is used in science, it means a description of known facts that has predictive power.

If you want to learn a little more with the topic of evolution, take a look here;

http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/misconceptions_faq.php
http://evolution.berkeley.edu

If you want videos, take a look at some of the ones here;

http://www.youtube.com/user/DonExodus2
http://www.youtube.com/user/Thunderf00t
http://www.youtube.com/user/AronRa
http://www.youtube.com/user/Potholer54

Many more are scattered along with the videos in this thread;

http://whywontgodhealamputees.com/forums/index.php?topic=2078

Pro-science thread;

http://whywontgodhealamputees.com/forums/index.php?topic=1509

Note that DonExodus2 (mentioned above) and Ken Miller (scientist; not mentioned till now) are both Christians as are quite a few other scientists and science advocates.  While they both understand science, they don't let religious dogma cloud that understanding.  While they are not atheists, I very much would like to include them on my side if they would not object.

If you want more pointers to information, or recommendations on where to go to learn more, drop by the forums and ask.  If we can help or help by pointing you in the right direction, we will.
Smart people believe weird things because they are skilled at defending beliefs they arrived at for non-smart reasons. --Michael Shermer

The history of religion is a long attempt to reconcile old custom with new reason, to find a sound theory for an absurd practice.  --Sir James George Frazer