jbones wrote:All I know is you can't argue faith; and, science from a hundred years ago is different than science of today. Theories are often times debunked as we learn more with the passing of time.
That's like saying that automobiles were "debunked" because they're vastly different than they were a hundred years ago, and they've been vastly improved. Yes, scientific theories have changed a lot since a hundred years ago, but they were not "debunked" so much as improved upon. For example, while Newtonian physics is now known to be inferior to Newtonian relativistic physics, it is still used in 99% of engineering calculations because it's just as accurate in all but the most exotic conditions.
Also, news papers play into agendas now a days and politics often times guides them. Politics are too often corrupt and bias. Also, men prefer to believe the worst about each other; so, it is no surprise to me so many are screaming for someone's head, regardless of who's it is, as long as it isn't theirs. Religion - politics, pretty-much the same now a days, from what we hear in the news.
That's why math and science are so special. A scientist from China and a scientist from the US can converse and basically agree on 99% of things. Unlike most fields of intellectual endeavour, science and math are relatively unaffected by politics and culture. The problem is that when science does
intrude onto politics and culture (see global warming or evolution), people fight back against it using the language of politics, not science. That's why you see idiotic terms like "ClimateGate", as if science revolves around "scandals" the way politics does.