Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Many people are understandably impressed by statements like this from the National Academy of Sciences:
Science and Creationism: A View from the National Academy of Sciences, Second Edition (1999)
"Scientists most often use the word "fact" to describe an observation. But scientists can also use fact to mean something that has been tested or observed so many times that there is no longer a compelling reason to keep testing or looking for examples. The occurrence of evolution in this sense is a fact. Scientists no longer question whether descent with modification occurred because the evidence supporting the idea is so strong."
However let’s not forget how that even the most eminent and respected experts can sometimes be completely wrong:
Excerpt from the address of the United States Secretary of State to the United Nations Security Council Wednesday February 5, 2003
“We know that Saddam Hussein is determined to keep his weapons of mass destruction”
Even the most intelligent and well informed people are fallible. Question everything.
Posted by jewish philosopher at 10:21 AM