Re: Scientific American on epidemic of false claims

Ozgirl <are_we_there_yet@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

"Wes Groleau" <Groleau+news@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
On 06-07-2011 01:54, Julie Bove wrote:
The problem is... You state everything as though it is fact! And
you are

Duh. If someone believes something, why would he/she pretend he/she
doesn't believe it?

Believing something doesn't make it a fact. Fact is indisputable.

Many scientific controversies involve dispute about what is and is not
a fact. Most scientific revolutions involve overturning things which
were previously accepted as indisputable facts. Newton's ideas about
time, space, mass and energy were for a long time considered not only
to be indisputable fact but to be pradigmatic examples of
scientifically indisputable fact.

Until Einstein successfully disputed them.

Chris Malcolm