List of Common Misconceptions

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bipedalhumanoid
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List of Common Misconceptions

Post by bipedalhumanoid » Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:26 pm

This is pretty cool. I bet we could pad out the religion section a bit though :lol:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_co ... onceptions
"The fact of your own existence is the most astonishing fact you will ever have to face. Don’t you ever get used to it." - Richard Dawkins... being shrill and offensive again I suppose.
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Re: List of Common Misconceptions

Post by Bik » Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:46 pm

This is a pretty good explanation of a scientific theory for our creationist friends who say "but it's only a theory" :D
The word theory in the theory of evolution does not imply doubt from mainstream science regarding its validity; the concepts of theory and hypothesis have specific meanings in a scientific context. While theory in colloquial usage may denote a hunch or conjecture, a scientific theory is a set of principles that explains observable phenomena in natural terms.Evolution is a theory in the same sense as germ theory, gravitation, or plate tectonics
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Re: List of Common Misconceptions

Post by Dev » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:01 pm

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