I think you're getting your definition of theory wrong. Or are you trying to
suggest that the 'theory' of aromatherapy is the same as the Theory of
Relativity? You mention the Law (or theory) of gravity. But this only works on
a large scale. When you get down to the quantum level gravity breaks down
(remember Einstein's, "God doesn't play dice.." quote?). Although science
can't (yet) explain this "under all possible scenarios", it isn't 'science' to
fill the gap with a 'therefore there must be a Creator' or 'Evolution is a
theory on par with changing water into wine' argument. That is sloppy thinking
at best and is certainly not scientific.
From: zatoichi63 <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Friday, 7 November, 2008 15:52:21
Subject: Re: [Zen] Is SATORI just a fairy tale?
mike brown > Due to the discovery of fosilized remains in various
strata, scientists have ample evidence that species have evolved over
millions of years. Of course there will be gaps (missing links) where
species have not been discovered yet, but to say that this is a
question of faith (on par with faith in a creator) makes as much
sense as voting for Sarah Palin.
That is faith. Science is facts only, not gaps. A Scientific Theorem
is provable under all possible scenarios. The Law of Gravity comes to
mind. Evolution is not provable. It is not a scientific law, just a
theory, as valid as walking on water.
As far as evolution being proven by fossils, point out one example.
You have lots of fossils of different creatures, but even with the
200 million year old turtles, you do not have evidence of evolution.
You have evidence of turtles that existed 200 million years ago, and
they died and became extinct. Then you have evidence of other
turtles. There is no evidence of evolution, which would be Turtle A,
then the evolved Turtle A. The fossil records show Turtle A, then
Turtle B, etc. There is no fossil of a Snapping Turtle which evolved
into a better Snapping Turtle.