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Originally Posted by trekkor View Post
Am I understanding you correctly?
They want to prove all of the theories, that they have have been teaching as fact, to themselves?
If you know someone who has been teaching any of this as fact, then you do not know a scientist.

Also, no one wants to PROVE any theories. They want to examine the intricacies of the theories, to find their strong and weak spots, so as to continue supporting them, or destroy them, or modify them.

Most people have no clue how science works, because they have this very distorted view of what scientists do, what they believe, how they work, and what they're trying to do. I'm not sure where this distorted view came from, but it's most definitely there. Because of this false view of science, they are outright discounted as liars, cheats, thieves and worse by those people who don't understand what a theory is. It's been shown to exist in this very board recently.

Interestingly enough, if you were to rewrite that paragraph and replace "scientist" with "Jehovah's Witness" it would work just as well
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