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Old 03-02-2010, 05:00 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by tasdrouille View Post
Truth must be proven. Few things in life can be considered absolute truth, most things rely on theories, which by definition have yet to be proven.
Not sure if you're intentionally trying to push emotional buttons here, but if you're referencing scientific theories, there really is no way to explicitly and unquestionably prove a scientific theory true. Rather, there is a collection of evidence (test results, observations, etc) which will support a theory and if there's enough supporting data then it's accepted as true. But even then, it's not absolute truth since it's certainly possible (though in some cases not very probable) for someone to devise an experiment that either modifies or completely disproves the theory.

Gravity is considered a theory by the scientific community still, even though I'd guess most of us layfolk consider it absolute truth.
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