Karma reasons for concrete message



    Posts: 3957
  • Darwins +266/-8


I love that science can continually be wrong with evidence, but it is accepted as truth.

It isn't truth, but it is an honest attempt to model the truth. It can be easily demonstrated through the science of cartography.

Get a map of the world from 1500, 1550, 1600, 1650, 1700, 1750, 1800, 1850, 1900, 1950, and 2000...arranged in that order. then put a photograph of the earth to the right. You should notice an obvious pattern here, each map gets progressely more similar in look to the photo. That, my dear theist, is science at work; an attempt to model reality with the best available information. The 1750 map was "wrong" but none the less a better model of reality than the one from 1500 because new evidence was accepted and finding a better way of measuring a coastline wasn't considered a heresy in Cartography, and a person navigating a ship in 1750 would be a fool not to accept it as reality, but rather used the one from 1500 because "it was from the great fathers of cartography"

Changed Change Reason Date
Quesi Yes! May 02, 2012, 04:33:32 PM
Historicity That example from maps is perfect May 02, 2012, 03:36:07 PM