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Kinda "wow" moment January 13, 2007

Posted by Sharath Rao in contemplation, science.

From here.

Evidence can disprove a theory, but it cannot prove it. The most we can ask is that the evidence is not inconsistent with the theory.

Now, theory/model doesnt have to be a mathematical/economics model, its pretty much any world view that seeks to explain anything. Its not a foreign idea and it emerges in debates all the time ( and has always had ), but sometimes you just feel good when you read something you know put in pithy and precise manner.

Non-atheists and atheists alike will do good to remember this in their next debate “on the non-existence ( or otherwise ) of god”. The somewhat discomfitting phraseology in the previous sentence is entirely intentional :).



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