- Apr 27, 2010
That is one of the most difficult aspects of political or religious discussions for people to grasp. It isn't always about proving you're right and the other guy is wrong, or convincing them to believe what you believe. Very often, it is just a discussion with point and counterpoint, where participants line up on different sides of the issue. There is no winner or loser, nothing is decided, but everyone can come out of it with a little more understanding of the other's position and their reasoning. That's a win-win, when it goes right.Science is flexible and theories and conclusions do change over time - but based on the best current evidence, not faith. My "faith" can lead me to believe that a fifty foot purple man in space telepathically directs me to do his bidding, and how could you prove me wrong, since there's arguably no "proof" for or against it?