Luke Tyler wrote:Without wishing to disagree with you, I'm sure you don't get to be elected a fellow of the institute of Physics without being a bit of a scientist, either
Natman wrote:I'll add this as it's very similar as to how creationists get references and consider them valid:
If you have the time, look at the rest of the strips as well (yes, there's nearly 1000!). It's a phenomenally funny and clever webcomic.
(my personal favorite: http://xkcd.com/882/ - because it's exactly the attitude I get from non-scientific customers )
Luke Tyler wrote:Out of interest, do you think me disagreeing with you here made the thread more interesting? It's not really debating, I'm just trying to be critical of anything I'm told is for certain, but do you think it was constructive?
cathy wrote:This is my favourite one. Which I've stuck on the classroom wall after year 8 girls research a male scientist and year 8 boys a female and we every year without fail-we end up drowning in a positive plethora of Marie Curies.
Also pinned up in the girls loos in science block! ha ha
Natman wrote:Luke Tyler wrote:Out of interest, do you think me disagreeing with you here made the thread more interesting? It's not really debating, I'm just trying to be critical of anything I'm told is for certain, but do you think it was constructive?
Never apologise for disagreeing, or encouraging debate. All criticism is welcome, or at least it should be, if the one being criticised is honest and confident. If anything, you'll just get a pitying look, a pat on the head and a condesending 'chat' about how it works and why you're stupid
It's always good to argue against an opinion you hold too, no one knows the flaws in an argument better than the one trying defend it.
Science thrives on debate and conflict, it's what's made evolution such a strong and robust theory. So much opposition to it has forced it to refine and adapt (a little like evolution of its own!) until it's the highly regarded theory it is now.
Natman wrote:Michael wrote:Natman is often wrong
Oh no he isn't!
Anyway, responding to your earlier comment, I was getting worried when people started saying things like: "Luke, you need to realise that....", "I'm putting this here mainly for Luke's information...", "Luke, your new avatar sucks...."
Luke Tyler wrote:Natman wrote:Michael wrote:Natman is often wrong
Oh no he isn't!
Of course. He doesn't believe in God!
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