Government screws another thing up

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    I wish the government would not pass regulations based on scientific theories. The government should only make laws regarding scientific fact. That is the problem today is when someone says “science study shows” everyone thinks it means it is fact. It does not mean it is a fact but it is still just a theory. Anyone can make a study say what they want it to say. It is truly sad that science has gotten to the point that they are no more valid than say a beat reporter trying to gain notoriety. I remember a time when science was always taken as fact because of the amount of study put in before making a determination. Now you can’t really trust them anymore because they don’t even try to disprove their theories anymore. But let me stop here because I could go one and one about this one.

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    1) There's no such thing as scientific fact. There's laws and there's theories. Most of what we know in science is theory.

    2) Ethanol mandates have nothing to do with science. They are all about politics. Specifically, the Iowa Caucus.
     
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    But there was a time when you wanted to be as close to fact as humanly possible. Now they do one study and run out proclaiming they have found that something kills you. It really has become a sad state of affairs. Now notoriety is more important than being correct.

    The whole ethanol thing was part of the whole renewable energy thing. So yes it had to do with science.
     
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    Your point number 1 applies to physics. Not to science overall.
    For exacmple....a one cell organism has only one cell...that is fact.
     
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    I'm from Iowa... I absolutely agree.

    But... It's also Illinois, Nebraska, and Minnesota... Not that it really changes anything.
     
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    scientists report the findings of their research. They can't control how the media reports it.

    No really, it didn't. It's politics. Iowa politics.
     
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    Actually, that's cell theory.

    There are things in the world that are fact. But the scientific method - used in all sciences, not just physics - doesn't produce facts. It produces testable hypotheses that become theories after rigorous testing.
     
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    Oh, I agree completely. Iowa just seems more important to me b/c no politician with White House ambitions can afford to piss off the folks of Iowa.

    If the nation's first caucus was in Florida politicians would be singing the praises of running our cars on Orange Juice.
     
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    So no laws about Religion one way or the other?
     
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    i thikn you don't understand what a scientific "theory" is.

    it is not something that some idiot gets up and makes up one day and says "oh...that's a nice idea".
     

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