Science and Creationism

David Orlovich David.Orlovich at BOTANY.OTAGO.AC.NZ
Wed Apr 3 08:35:32 CST 2002


>The Academies claim "scientific interpretations of facts and the
>explanations that account for them therefore must be testable by
>observation and experimentation" may also be problematic in that it would
>eliminate historical sciences such as biogeography where interpretations
>are not testable by observation and experimentation since the observations
>themselves are given meaning by the interpretation and there is no
>"experimentation" in the usual meaning of the term.

Unless one was to embrace cladistic biogeography ;)



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