: Come on, stop all the name calling and quoting. We're not a bunch of biblical scholars that create "arguements" by quoting froman auithoritative force. Let's have some concepts and theories backed up by facts!
Sorry to disappoint you...
Science is facts. Just as houses are made of stones, so science is made of facts. But a pile of stones is not a house
and a collection of facts is not necessarily science.
- Henri Poincare
Our understanding of the world is achieved more effectively by conceptual improvements than by discovery of new facts...
- Ernst Mayr
"In anticivilization, endless volumes of philosophy arise in order to rationalize or counter the endless contradictions of nonreality and irrationality. The Civilization of the Universe is civilization based on reason and reality. In civilization, philosophy simplifies to thirteen words and disappears as self-evident:
What is is. Perceive it. Think about it. Act on it. Idealize it.
Those thirteen words embody all metaphysics, epistemology, ethics,
politics, and art throughout the universe." --Zon
I quote other people because so many of them said it
better than I could...and said it first.
We can ride on the backs of giants. The trick is in