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Author Topic:   Why, if god limited man's life to 120 years, did people live longer?
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Message 34 of 230 (26954)
12-17-2002 7:12 AM
Reply to: Message 22 by funkmasterfreaky
12-16-2002 9:06 AM

Originally posted by funkmasterfreaky:
To me there is no implication. Science allows anomolys, without changing it's theories because of a few acceptions to a common rule.
Actually, science does not allow exceptions to theories. If data is found which contradicts that predicted by a theory, the theory must be modified or discarded. That's what it means when we say a theory is falsifiable - that it is possible to come up with data that will contradict the theory.
Otherwise, when people noticed that Mercuries orbit was different that that predicted by Newtonian mechanics they'd just have said 'Oh, and exception. Let's not worry about that.'
Instead, it was on of the triggers for Einsteins theory of relativity.

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