Well, that presumes that the person who made the meme was completely unfamiliar with Ken Ham's public statements except for this specific line. I believe that just listening to the debate would be enough to confirm that Ham is, in fact, a science denier, and further research into his history would remove any remaining doubt. Are you actually disputing the accuracy of the meme in relation to Ken Ham?
"We need not toss-out the scientific method in order to wonder whether there might be another."
But if we are to try to reach any conclusions without, or in opposition to the scientific method, we need that other method.
"Is this a claim that falls within the ability of the scientific method to evaluate?"
The specific question of this debate was ""Is Creation A Viable Model of Origins?" Yes, that is a claim subject to the scientific method. Similar to your brain/consciousness example, there could possibly be other methods that could shed light upon the question. But until and unless someone comes up with such methods, we have no others to use. And I do not agree that fault accrues to those who use that method without attempting others when no others have been offered.
Again, referring specifically to the Nye/Ham debate - Ham claims to have another method. His method is to interpret all observations according to his own specific understanding of the Bible. And as the meme says, there is no evidence that would cause him to decide differently nor to consider another method. Sadly, his method has been tried for centuries and has failed to provide any advancement in understanding the universe. As I said before, I'm willing to entertain the idea of other methods - but not one that has proven itself a failure.
A law enforcement official familiar with the report described two emails included in the report that were exchanged between police and local court employees. ... One says Obama will not be president for long because "what black man holds a steady job for four years."
As for data, the report found that blacks were disproportionately targeted by the police and the justice system. ... The report found that 88 percent of times in which Ferguson police used force it was against blacks and all 14 cases of police dog bites involved blacks. The report uncovered similar statistics in the courts system.
96 percent of people arrested in traffic stops solely for an outstanding warrant were black. Blacks accounted for 95 percent of jaywalking charges, 94 percent of failure-to-comply charges and 92 percent of all disturbing-the-peace charges.
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This shouldn't be possible. Chloroplasts are complex subcellular machines that require maintenance to operate.
New research published this week in The Biological Bulletin demonstrates that the sea slugs' DNA includes a critical gene to repair damage to chloroplasts, keeping them functioning for up to nine months inside slug cells. This gene for repairs jumped between species — from algae to an individual slug — at some point in the past.
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What use is love , when your partner dies and you loose your home because of some financial bs that wouldn't apply if you were married?
Then the right to marry becomes about more than just unicorns and pixie dust.
Which is to say: a multimillionaire is using the metaphor of a ten-course dinner to explain why poor people don't deserve to eat. You couldn't make this stuff up.
#MichaelConaway #gop #Republicans #p2 #foodstamps #foodrights #poverty #SNAP #APlaceAtTheTable
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