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First of all, there is no such thing as the scientific method.
If you are referring to hypothetico-deductive reasoning, that was invented by William Whewell, who is the same guy who decided upon the word “scientist.”

Additionally, I should like to point out that Einstein came up with his theory of relativity by imagining himself riding on a beam of light. This is not part and parcel of the so-called “scientific” method. In fact, it’s not empirical at all. Yet you choose to give science the credit. Why is that?



Arriba, EvC Forum 28 Comments [2/18/2013 3:57:28 AM]
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Pule Thamex

And yet no doubt you avail yourself of the full panoply of scientific endevour and centuries of scientific thinking.

It's like you deliberately strand yourself in the middle of a dessert and stubbornly wait for the water to come to you. Actually, it's lapping about your ankles but you refuse to see it. There's a tidal wave coming. You're going to drown.

2/18/2013 5:17:40 AM

anevilmeme

Seriously fucktards, google hypothesis, theory, scientific method, evidence and observation.

2/18/2013 6:04:36 AM

Mister Spak

" Einstein came up with his theory of relativity by imagining himself riding on a beam of light. This is not part and parcel of the so-called “scientific” method. In fact, it’s not empirical at all. Yet you choose to give science the credit. Why is that? "

Because lots of smart people tried to prove it's wrong for a long time and failed.

2/18/2013 6:54:17 AM

Doubting Thomas

First of all, there is no such thing as the scientific method.

And yet you typed this on a computer connected to the internet.

I should like to point out that Einstein came up with his theory of relativity by imagining himself riding on a beam of light. This is not part and parcel of the so-called “scientific” method.

Tell that to Andy Schlafly. I'm sure he'll enjoy it since he thinks that the theory of relativity is part of a liberal plot to promote abortion.

2/18/2013 7:08:05 AM

dionysus

Einstein came up with his theory of relativity by imagining himself riding on a beam of light

That's how he came up with the idea. That's NOT how he proved the hypothesis right and it became a theory.

This is not part and parcel of the so-called “scientific” method. In fact, it’s not empirical at all. Yet you choose to give science the credit. Why is that?

No, it's not empirical at all, that's why Einstein spent years doing a lot of math and research before he published his theory. That research and math is what proved that theory beyond a reasonable doubt and that's what gets the credit. People have tons of ideas, many are completely useless. To weed out the good from the bad you need the scientific method.

2/18/2013 8:14:09 AM

Canadiest

It doesn't matter how the Ureka moment came to Einstein, he did the math. Trying to explain his theory to the layman he came up with lots of analogies even to the point of calling the universe God, not YOUR God, just God as the entire universe as one.

In case you missed it, the concept plus the math is the science. Then again you omitted it on purpose to further the fundie claim that science is just stuff people make up.

2/18/2013 8:16:28 AM

Arctic Knight

It doesn't matter how Einstein first imagined relativity, what matters is that he took that hypothesis, tested it, had it peer reviewed and through multiples sources of evidence as well as multiple people confirming the evidence, it became a theory.

2/18/2013 8:37:38 AM



observe, hypothesis, testing, confirmation , theory. Where the hypothesis comes from is irrelevant.

2/18/2013 8:57:03 AM

nazani14

"OF all the cases cited by psychiatrists, psychologists and historians of science to illuminate the role of symbolism in creative thought, none is more famous than August Kekule's somnolent vision of a snake biting its tail, a dream that supposedly revealed the true structure of the benzene ring to the German chemist."
http://www.nytimes.com/1988/08/16/science/the-benzene-ring-dream-analysis.html

2/18/2013 11:05:42 AM



Additionally, I should like to point out that Einstein came up with his theory of relativity by imagining himself riding on a beam of light.

Was Albert wearing a giant strawberry Pop Tart while he did that?

2/18/2013 11:35:56 AM

Raised by Horses

And the winner for Best Andy Schlafly Impression is...

2/18/2013 12:43:16 PM

Paler_Face

Why is that?

Because science works.

2/18/2013 1:04:00 PM

fishtank

quite possibly the dumbest anti science shit I've read all month.

2/18/2013 1:25:08 PM



Because religion has such a spotless track record of being factual.

2/18/2013 2:05:56 PM

John

Einstein came up with his theory of relativity by imagining himself riding on a beam of light

Einstein may have come up with his hypothesis of relativity by imagining himself riding on a beam of light, but the scientific method doesn't address where hypotheses come from - only what's done to verify them.

2/18/2013 2:18:24 PM

Old Viking

If you can't beat it, deny it exists.

2/18/2013 2:44:24 PM

Ebon

In fact, it’s not empirical at all. Yet you choose to give science the credit. Why is that?

Because, and this is important, Einstein's predictions can be TESTED.

2/18/2013 3:49:22 PM

farpadokly

Imaginative insights can be part of science, as long as they're backed up by real empirical data. Which, in the case of Einstein, they are.

2/18/2013 4:55:25 PM

Felix Wilde

First of all, there is no such thing as Intelligent Design. If you are referring to the biblical creation story, that was a Bronze Age myth written by anonymous Jews, who were the same group who decided efficient crop farming methods were sins.

Additionally, I should like to point out that some retard came up with the deluge-generated Grand Canyon hypothesis by observing how high-pressure water affects soft mud while watering his lawn. This is not part of the so-called 'biblical' creation story. In fact, it's not mythical at all. Yet you choose to give god the credit. Why is that?

2/18/2013 5:07:27 PM

Fawful has seen God has a vagina on top of his penis

The whole thread is like going to the FB page of "Creation and the Origin of the Universe" all over again. It's like she's talking to herself.

2/18/2013 6:42:12 PM

Snarker

Einstein can ride on light? He's even more badass then I thought he was.

2/19/2013 12:24:34 AM

Sasha

First of all, there is no such thing as the scientific method

Second of all, no matter how much fundies howl in protest, it works.

2/19/2013 8:39:33 AM

Justanotheratheist

Science is what gave you the Internet. Religion is what fried your brain.

2/19/2013 11:06:00 AM

The Anonymous

This is your brain on Conservapedia.

2/19/2013 6:57:28 PM

rubber chicken

Science flew people to the moon, religion flew people into buildings

2/19/2013 7:02:00 PM

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