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From Twitter 08-17-2010 [Aug. 18th, 2010|04:01 am]

  • 07:15:03: New Scientist article on "Conservapedia" and its attack on Einstein: http://tinyurl.com/38qmh2c
  • 07:22:06: Seeing with sound: New Scientist article: http://tinyurl.com/38qmh2c
  • 08:46:59: Conversational infodump has me locked in its clutches...@amwriting. Will deal with this later...it's being fun, and fun at work is good.
  • 13:40:11: The snafu with submitting files for cards was All My Fault. Embarrassing when you don't even see the button that's there...!
  • 13:41:30: Words today crawling, as I spent time in online support chat finding out what I had done wrong (incompletely.) And designing a bookmark.

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[User Picture]From: gifted
2010-08-19 12:15 am (UTC)
Interesting article. I'm a creation scientist, and I have no beef with Einstein. As for the theory of relativity it meshes accurately with your day to day science -- what people have to understand is that there is an exception to everything, but we need boundaries and guidelines in order to grasp the general order and workings of things.

I would call Jesus a pretty big exception. I'm surprised he's even used as an example of "breaking science" -- I would think it were obvious, and not an argument against relativity at all, as the theory suggests that there are discrepancies where massless waves are concerned. I would assume this applies to (virtually) massless objects also, if such a thing exists (and I'm sure it does, since we have discovered the quark).

Science itself, the very foundation of our existence, is discovered as a series of hypotheses that may prove "true" today and "mistaken" or "false" tomorrow. Einstein said that the speed of light was the ultimate speed. This was true in those days, but today scientists have discovered tacyons (particles) which travel faster than the speed of light. The atom was thought to be the smallest indivisible part of matter, but now we know of electrons, protons, positrons, leptons and neutrinos. All of these sub-atomic particles are smaller than the atom, and there is much more still than we might never understand. But to discredit the speed of light and atoms would be foolish -- they were very relevant and important discoveries which helped to shape our understanding of things, and pave the way for further discovery.

"Facts" come down to a human's interpretation. This doesn't mean we should ignore evidence, or discredit the entire works of a scientist, or his entire field.
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[User Picture]From: gifted
2010-08-19 12:24 am (UTC)
Everything about Jesus suggests he performed "miracles" -- not "amazing science" or "things which discredit science". He was given abilities by his father who is not of our realm, therefore not submit to the laws of science as we experience it, and he temporarily passed those abilities onto his apostles, according the bible manuscripts.

Regardless of whether one believes that really happened or not, it's certainly not an argument against the laws of science on our earth.

There'll always be things we cannot comprehend in our lifetime or within our existence on earth, because the science of everything is amazing, and we are not gods.
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