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Offline Peripatetic Phil

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Re: Is Climate Change real?
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2019, 11:36 AM »
Can I ask when you say Theories, do you mean Scientific Theories? Because they are two completely different things, so 'Just a theory' often wrongly gets used in these arguments.

I wouldn't agree that they are "completely different things"; rather (to my mind) they represent different points on a continuum.  At one end of the spectrum (p tends to zero), one person formulates a theory based purely on his or her personal experience and observations; at the other end (p tends to one), the theory is based on repeatable observations by a significant number of reliable observers.  Evolution is "just a theory", as is the existence of God, but whilst there is greater evidence for the former than for the latter, p is neither equal to one in the first case nor to zero in the second.

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Re: Is Climate Change real?
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2019, 12:14 PM »
Yes, I agree Climate Change is REAL.
Change in general is a natural evolution.

Just like today, you can sit down to a far better curry than
you could possibly eat in the 70s.

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Re: Is Climate Change real?
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2019, 12:44 PM »
Can I ask when you say Theories, do you mean Scientific Theories? Because they are two completely different things, so 'Just a theory' often wrongly gets used in these arguments.

I wouldn't agree that they are "completely different things"; rather (to my mind) they represent different points on a continuum.  At one end of the spectrum (p tends to zero), one person formulates a theory based purely on his or her personal experience and observations; at the other end (p tends to one), the theory is based on repeatable observations by a significant number of reliable observers.  Evolution is "just a theory", as is the existence of God, but whilst there is greater evidence for the former than for the latter, p is neither equal to one in the first case nor to zero in the second.

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No Phil just No, but you have given a good example of a normal Theory.

Evolution is a 'Scientific theory', not 'just a Theory', Please look it up

God? Where to start, Which God/Gods do you refer to? Belief systems, with no evidence, so based purely on faith.
Totally irrelevant to these arguments so not sure why it comes up

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/just-a-theory-7-misused-science-words/

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Re: Is Climate Change real?
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2019, 12:58 PM »
Well, sorry, but I (continue to) disagree.  Just because a theory is supported by mainstream science, it is still "just" a theory; it doesn't gain extra credence just because you preface it with "Scientific".  If ever evolution were/could be incontravertibly proven, it would cease to be a theory and become a fact; until then, it remains "just" a theory, no matter what additional adjectives you choose to use with it.  I believe in evolution, I don't believe in God, but both are just theories to which one can subscribe or not as one chooses [1].

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[1] Unless, of course, one lives in a community where belief in God (no matter what name is actually  used) is mandated by the state and ruthlessly enforced.  In the time of Galileo Galilei, belief in a terracentric universe was similarly mandated and enforced — most but not all communities have moved on a little since then.
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Re: Is Climate Change real?
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2019, 01:28 PM »
Obviously all Kris Dhillons fault ::)

Did you know that Billions of the worlds population, have not and probably will never cook on gas.

They live and die cooking on a Chula or even more basic open fires, fuelled by wood or dried cow dung.

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