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Why do so many people believe in gravity when its just a theory that scientists say is true?

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Gee, ask this question "Why am I on the ground right now and not floating off to the next galaxy?"

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That is irrelevant. If gravity were proven wrong it would just mean we didn't understand what keeps objects grounded on this planet.
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Yes so as soon as you find a counter-example proving wrong this scientific law, you give me a call, in the mean time we will go with gravity ;)
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Gee, ask "why are humans shaped like humans and how did we get like that?" You will find a striking number of people giving the most flagrantly fallacious pseudoscience babble you'll ever hear about mud people magically turning into humans and the rib women springing from mud men. Its not an absurd question because most Americans are freuking retarded when it comes to science.
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Mighty fine straw man you've made there.

I can do that too.

Generally speaking, Darwinists will tell you that somehow inorganic goop become organic matter from a bunch of lightning strikes.

Lets go with that.
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Actually seethingantigod, that's dust not mud. And secondly I never said it was an absurd question or that it wasn't. Now as for people coming out of the dust (or mud as you called it) that would be a very absurd statement by itself, but if you say GOD created man out of dust, it's not so absurd ;). I think the question you asked is fair, I'm not saying it isn't. And by the way speaking of "freuking retarded when it comes to science" gravity is NOT a theory it is scientific law. But when I say that it is scientific law, I am not saying cannot be proved wrong, I am saying that it has generations of scientific evidence for it.
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Talk about strawmen- you just tried to pretend there is (a) such a thing as "Darwinists", and (b) that evolution is abiogenesis, when it has nothing to do with the origin of life in actuality.


Irony.
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Jay- the assertion of deities by any name doesn't exonerate the claim from absurdity actually. Furthermore, dust mud or clay its all equally stupid. Also, gravity is a theory. A "law" is just a mathematical EXPRESSION of a theory. And all you observe when you watch a dropped object is that it falls- that observation tells you nothing about why it falls or what force is responsible.
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Bravo Exn, your interpretations of abiogenesis are becoming more and more hilarious.
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There are so many errors your comment I don't know where to begin. First up we have "the assertion of deities" error, yes asserting a deity makes perfect sense, God created us from the dust of the ground, he is an all-powerful God he can do anything and everything, it makes perfect sense if you believe that he is that. Anyway we aren't talking theology, we are talking about gravity. Now as for gravity, you may or may not like it, but we are both right. http://thehappyscientist.com/science-experiment/gravity-theory-or-law says it better than I can. And don't tell me there is nothing that talks about why an object falls or what force is responsible! Newton wrote an entire law on it for goodness sake! XD
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Jayman, yes, there is something that talks about why an object falls...it's Einstein's theory of general relativity, not Newton's law. The law is a mathematical statement, and in no way addresses why gravity exists, how it operates, nor to what degree its influence has.
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Gods don't really exist dude thats just mythology lol

There is good science to suggest newton was wrong.
http://www.lutheranscience.org/10-09-03.html

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Scratch the "how it operates" part...that's the one thing the law addresses.
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Always a pleasure to amuse you Amin.

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I thought gravity was a scientific law used to explain theories?
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A law in science is a mathematical expression OF a theory, not the other way around.
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oohhh ok! Got it. :)
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because its not a theory its a law thats been proven
why are you being ignorant towards science? ima reporting
idk if this will help or not but idont like this question

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@Hesher, Why'd you answer it then?
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cause people who ask dumb questions infuriate me and to help settle my anger i answer and report
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its one of my miny flaws
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Incorrect.

There is no such thing as "proven" in science- all science is falsifiable by definition. Similarly, a "law" is not "proven"- it's just a mathematical expression of a theory.

You are actually the one showing your ignorance of science here.
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@Hesher, All she/he did was ask a question. A good question at that.
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they teach this answer in grade school
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Definition: A law in science is a generalized rule to explain a body of observations in the form of a verbal or mathematical statement. Scientific laws imply a cause and effect between the observed elements and must always apply under the same conditions.

Scientific laws do not try to explain the 'why' the observed event happens, but only that the event actually occurs the same way over and over.
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Which is what I SAID. A law is a mathematical expression of a theory- which is a body of observations that explain facts.

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Yes but to me law is truth. Fact=truth
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@Hesher, Those are some good definitions though.

@GeekMode, Take note and parse a few words.
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@Geek-I also thought it was a law; I get them confused! Thanks that makes sense now.
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Wrong- "fact" in science is a piece of observable, verifiable data.

"Truth" is for philosophy and "proof" is for mathematics.

@Black-
Take note of the fact that I am correct, here. Learn basic science.
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@GeekModo, You think you're right which explains why your knowledge is so limited.
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My knowledge is not limited in any way.

I know I'm right because I'm an actual scientist- this is my profession.

You simply can't deal with the fact that you have repeatedly been shown wrong, so you try and pretend science is some sort of matter of opinion.
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@GeekModo, I've in no way been proven "wrong" just in opposition to what you've been taught science is and how it works. But because science is constantly evolving and new ideas are coming about, the knowledge you have of science will eventually be outdated and really of no use. But you're so caught up in that little box of science that you know, that when the time comes to where it does change, you'll still be stuck in that little box.
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You continually make incorrect statements about science, proving your ignorance of it.

My knowledge of science won't be outdated because it's my career- I'm one of those people DOING said research that is evolving.

You are the one stuck in a box- thinking your ignorance of how things work means a magic god is responsible. That lack of critical thinking ability is pretty darn sad.
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@GeekModo, If I'm so ignorant of science and am stuck in some box, why are you wasting your time commenting on my comments? You know what I'm saying challenges you and that it's so simple and true that it causes your ego to explode. That's what's happening: your ego is exploding. A good debate makes my day though.
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ive been done with this for along time
just wanted to let u guys know
Cya
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Because they said so!

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I believe in it because well, I can't prove it wrong! Haha.. But it could very well be wrong, like our first theory of evolution was incorrect.

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What was the first theory of Evolution?
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Recently discovered the hypothesis of humans evolving from monkeys is incorrect
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That ruins my Halloween costume.
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Lol mad Marcus
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It's a monkey in a business suit. There are many interpretations for it but my favorite is evolved monkey (even though I don't believe in Evolution).
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Evolution never claimed humans evolved from monkeys- it always claimed we have a common ancestor. Which we do.
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Common designer. :-)
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Geekmodo, if we people want to know about evolution, then they can google it.
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Thanks, GeekModo. :)
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Throw your laptop/phone/tablet/device across the room.

You'll see.

They'll all see.

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That just shows that object drops. Doesn't tell why. For all you know invisible fairies carried that laptop to the ground.
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ohhhh I wanna see da investab, invinca the fairies I can't see!
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If gravity was proven wrong, I must be waaaaayyyyy off in to space by now.

Besides, what are ways you can prove the law of gravitational pull is FALSE? Because I haven't heard anyone try to disprove it so far.

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Not really- if gravity was proven incorrect that would just mean that we didn't really understand what force keeps objects on our planet grounded.

SCience doesn't actually understand gravity as well as you seem to think it does.
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You're going to invoke my solipsistic phobia.

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Hahaa Hi Sir marcus...
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Lol I'm not kidding, I used to have a solipsistic phobia. I think that's what's referred to as Solipsism Syndrome (not to be confused with derealization). Sorry, I'm a nerd.
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Because humans are beings that will believe mostly anything higher say to be true. If you have a strong conscience though, you're possibly one of those people that are smarter than the rest and begin questioning the laws of physics it self.

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Because it is proven. It's not a theory, it's a scientific law. One everyone can observe every day.

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Incorrect.

Gravity is a theory. A "law" is just a mathematical EXPRESSION of a theory. And all you observe when you watch a dropped object is that it falls- that observation tells you nothing about why it falls or what force is responsible.
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geek is correct
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Then why is it called "Newton's Law of Gravitation"??
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Never mind. My junior high science teacher was confused. She said theories are just guesses and laws are fact. A law is "A scientific law is a description of an observed phenomenon." A theory is "a scientific explanation of an observed phenomenon. Unlike laws, theories actually explain why things are the way they are". Sorry, I had the terms backwards. You are right; it is a theory since Newton explained how gravity works. :D

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A law is just a mathematical expression of a theory. "Laws" describe phenomenon WITHIN a theory that we have observed hold true in pretty much all cases. That doesn't mean they aren't also falsifiable, or that they hold some position of support above a theory- they don't.

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Make another theory and prove it, if its probable, we'll follow it.

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Einstein proved that our view of gravity was really off base. Recently we've heard that science has proven most of Einstein wrong. Good question.

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Anyone can call any explanation a theory. Gravity is gravity, whether somebody tags it as a theory or not.

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It's a theory. Get over it.
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Gravity is theory. Read my answer. I remember reading about this a couple of months ago.
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No. Not every explanation is a theory. A theory is a well tested, well corroborated model. Not every explanation rises to this level!
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The definition of gravity is a theory, not gravity itself.

@GeekModo, You know the deal. Get out of the box.
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Read dictionary, theory is just that. Fact is just that. You can run all the test you would like, if we had all the answers we wouldn't call it theory, we would call it fact.
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@BULLDOZIER, If I dropped an apple and it fell to the ground, gravity would be the reason why it didn't float up in the air. Now you can call it what you want to and can even add detail to describe why the apple didn't just float in the air. That would be where your theories come in. But gravity itself is not a theory. It's what keeps you on the ground.
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Lior and geek are correct. Probably because they are educated and not total idiots with vastly underdeveloped understandings of science.
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Theories in science EXPLAIN facts.

And a dictionary is going to give you colloquial terms, not scientific ones.
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Gravity IS a theory, for the last time. You dropping an apple doesn't tell you a thing about WHY it fell to the ground or what's responsible- all you know is that it fell.
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@seethingantigod, How typical. Because I don't speak in terms of how you've been taught science works or what science is, you assume I have no education. Anything that might appear superior or even different from your belief system frightens you so you claim it as wrong. Well hey, you asked the question. If you were looking for a specific answer, Ask.com should not have been your recourse.
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I'm not frightened butterfly, I'm educated. I understand how science is done and the meanings of the words. I was curious about this topic but quickly began to understand that their are wrong and right answers in the discussion of science. I was merely asking to see if my theory theory was supported.
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@seethingantigod, So you limit yourself to what some random person claims as to what gravity is. You cannot learn thinking in a box. And if you're only searching for answers that support your own theory, you are really limited.
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Have fun you all! Good night! I'm sure if scientist could call it fact, they would!
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Actually if you falsified the theory of gravity I would respect it. I'm in no box. By definition, a theory must be falsifiable and an honest (aka real) scientist will not overlook falsification. I've seen nothing to suggest I am wrong here. Is doing science a crime from where you come from? Because thats really what this is about.
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No, just two parts of science I reject. Which this isn't one of them. That's why I said good night! :-)
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@seethingantigod, I just falsified the theory of gravity and you didn't respect it. In fact, you assumed I'm wrong and uneducated. You are in a box.
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You falsified gravity?! Hurry dude go get your noble prize!!! Immediately!! The scientific community doesn't respect quackery dude.
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Please you two, stop! I don't want to get in middle. I commented on this thread and get all the activities. I'm asking nicely to save it for another day perhaps. Would be much appreciated.
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@seethingantigod, What, you missed that? Science evolves which includes the theories that come with it. What has been proven can easily be disproved. Don't be surprised.
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I would be dude. I'm not saying its unfalsifiable, I'm just saying I don't think YOU will be the one to do it if it happens at all.
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@seethingantigod, I just did though.
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Actually ya didn't haha good luck though!
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@seethingantigod, Read the comments above. You just missed it.
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I read em twice haha nope- aint there :D Again good luck thow, that prize will be yours in no time!
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@seethingantigod, Alright, let me shine some light on it for you. The discussion was rather gravity is a theory or not. I claimed gravity is NOT a theory at all.

"If I dropped an apple and it fell to the ground, gravity would be the reason why it didn't float up in the air. Now you can call it what you want to and can even add detail to describe why the apple didn't just float in the air. That would be where your theories come in. But gravity itself is not a theory. It's what keeps you on the ground."

I just proved that gravity being a theory is false. You can take it the way you want to, but I did provide proof on my claim.
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Flashing poor communication skills isn't doing anything for your case. Gravity is a theory and nothing you SAY will prove that wrong. Your not a scientist, your a religious zealot with stupid for brains if you think you've somehow found ground breaking science. Go get your prize dude.
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@seethingantigod, I don't have to be a scientist to prove anything false. And like I said, you can take it the way you want to, but I did provide proof on my claim. Gravity is what keeps you here on the ground. That is a fact. A theory is just an educated guess. You can GUESS that there's such thing as gravity, but in the end, gravity has always been here and has always been a fact.

How can you possibly assume I am religious? All I did was offer my opinion which happens to be the exact opposite of what you've been boxed in to believe science is. Science evolves honey. What you call a theory today may very well change in the next 24 hours. Don't be surprised. Open your closed mind to other resources of knowledge.
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haha your scientific ignorance is cute but remains unconvincing. Your the equivalent of a quack with a lab coat selling feces water as a toilet cleaner. Good luck with your prize.
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Oh, and its because I know how religious people talk- its always without critical thinking.
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@seethingantigod, Typical response from someone who thinks inside the box.You're just repeating what you heard. You know what I'm saying is has truth to it. Otherwise, you wouldn't be commenting on my comments.
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*saying has
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No, your misreading me. I say what I've drawn conclusions about. Can you even recite to me what the scientific method is? I have an associates in science, am working towards a PHD and study science in my free time for fun. I know a fraud when I hear one so I'm giving you the burn you deserve. Like I said, go get your nobel prize if you can falsify gravity.
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@seethingantigod, No wonder you take such offense. You've studied too long in that box. Seriously, why do you keep advising me to get the nobel prize if you claim I am a fraud? And why're you still commenting if you believe I am a fraud?
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I don't expect any of you people to understand me. (I like to act like I'm lone in my opinions when science overwhelmingly supports my view.) haha Actually logic is where my allegiance really is and its quite easy for me to spot fallacies. Can you name the fallacies you just used? I'm advising you to get your prize because I'm a satyrist and I enjoy making fun.
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@seethinganitgod, Don't you mean a satirist? You just don't have any respect for other people's opinions do you? It's because of that box once again. And if you don't expect anyone to understand you, why're you commenting? That PhD does not make you any smarter, especially right now.
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Piercing, get off your "I'm a free thinker therefore I can disprove anything you say" high horse and read Einstein's general relativity. You have no idea how ignorant you're coming off. First, a theory in science is substantiated by a considerable body of evidence. You know this as much as the next person who deliberately clamps their hands over their ears. Second, yes, if you drop the apple, the apple will fall. This is expressed in Newton's law, where the apple's gravity is attracted to the Earth's gravity. But the law does not in any way explain why gravity exists, nor does it provide an explanation for its nature. Newton knew this, in fact he acknowledged this when publishing his law in 1687. Again, read the theory of general relativity. It will tell you that gravity is a consequence of spacetime curvature, resulting from the mass/energy present in a given volume. In this case, the apple is falling toward the center of the indentation in the spacetime curvature created by Earth's mass. The theory's calculations have been proven when accounting for the minor time delay experienced by astronauts aboard satellites, as well.

Instead of denouncing the people who make the effort to explain what I've explained to you, why don't you take the time out of your precious day and learn this as well. Telling someone they're studying too much "in the box" is a reciprocal reflection of your own "I don't understand, so I'll just attack you" attitude. Pathetic.
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@AminXVII, Gravity existed way before Newton was even born. My point is to have an open mind to knowledge outside of what modern day classrooms (or some source off the internet) will teach you what science is. In no way am I attacking anyone, though you may take it that way if it actually attacks you. The truth hurts. And what makes you think I haven't studied the same material as you? I'm simply challenging it.
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Quite a number of people, if they could talk, would tell you that gravity is a law or if not a law, a fact of life, at least here on Earth. Unfortunately, after falling accidentally from great heights they have been rather silent on the matter. If you are being serious about this question, then that would show the gravity of today's science education, or if not that, the gravity of the matter of you daydreaming about Justin Bieber or those fellas from 1D when you should really be paying more attention to what your teacher is telling you.

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You are incorrect. Gravity is only a theory that ignorant people think is not a theory because they don't really understand what a theory is.
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OK, On a philosophical level, I doubt even Stephen Hawking knows what gravity is, but on a really "Down-to-earth" or practical matter, I still stand by my answer, and when gravity overtakes my leg muscles, I'll sit by it.
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You've only attempted to dodge the real issue. A theory is what it is. You can argue its a law, but you'd be arguing for a lost cause. It has nothing to do with philosophy, it has to do with facts- science does not wobble on uncertainty but discusses what is and isn't.
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Babe, if there was a market for "hairsplitting" you would make Bill Gates look like he struggles to pay the rent! You don't just split hairs...Hell, you don't even split atoms! I think you are attempting to split The God Particle! You could actually be dangerous!
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I'm actually flattered so thank you for that and a good laugh :j
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Your welcome.
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Because gravitation theory doesn't conflict with a theist's religious beliefs, so they have no problem accepting it.

Most often, people don't know the scientific definition of the term "theory" anyway and think it means "guess"- just see how many people will come on here and incorrectly state gravity is not a theory.

Frankly, our population in America is scientifically illiterate to a stunning degree, and most won't realize that accepting gravity is no different than accepting any other scientifically established theory- and that in fact theories like evolution or germ theory have far more hard evidence to support them than gravity. We actually don't know all that much about gravity- nowhere near what people think we do.

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This is strikingly true.
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The only correct answer of course.
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Geek FTW.

I wouldn't agree that the American population is scientifically illiterate to a stunning degree. Certainly the myth-infatuated portions of it are, however.
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Actually Tman, on this subject Geek is spot on. Many believe that gravity is a law when it is not, even non-fundies. :(
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A great many of us are college educated. And this includes being college educated without the requisite purging of what was learned required by religion. I agree there is a sizable number who are completely beyond hope. They should not count for all of us.
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Indeed, Cal-
I am not trying to say gravity isn't well established. Just that seething had a great point in that theists use the same language to dismiss evolution that is actually true of gravitation, germ theory, and a host of other things they accept without issue.
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Yea, I think people needed to be jarred here so they start to question the program. Its like they act like theories are valid separately when its all science. If you reject one you reject science
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@Geek: How do you maintain your patience and composure? I just read a thread with Butterfly and Bulldozer and was floored. The utter disrespect and contempt for education and science, as well as manners, left me flabbergasted. I admire your stamina and willingness to educate. Thank you.
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I am rather used to it, I'm afraid. Most research scientists who work for universities must also teach (at least, those of us who don't have decades worth of seniority). I teach freshman and sophomore level undergraduate classes. Teaching newer college students biology requires patience- particularly when some of them aren't science majors but just trying to get a science requirement out of the way.
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Gravity is theory, the law of gravity is fact. Know the difference. Read on it.

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Sometimes saying a little is saying it all. You know the difference
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Laws are really just mathematical expressions of theories. It's kind of hard for people to understand if they don't have scientific backgrounds.
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There was an interesting article recently in Popular Science discussing how we really don't know that much about gravity at all- was that the one you read?
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No, people just need to read. Instead they take theory as fact instead of comprehending what they are reading. There is a difference between fact and theory. Read the definition, doesn't change because science uses it. Science doesn't define the word theory.
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No, I was reading on it for some reason. Went on a couple of different places. I think I was in a science conversation on here. And I was looking stuff up. Get the right person on here, I don't mind being challenged...I just don't like being mocked. Me and Cal have had a few interesting conversations. Funny, last time we talk he asked to send him link on where I got information. Knowing I looked it up! Lol. But no, I couldn't tell you where I read it exactly, I can just say I read a lot about it.
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Theories EXPLAIN facts. That is the difference. The problem comes in when people think theories are guesses or hypotheses.

And actually the scientific definition of theory and the colloquial definition are VERY different.
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I'm not reading anymore about evolution, thanks. I know that it cannot be proven. Maybe another time, Have a Good night.
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Still waiting on that article denouncing Einstein's theories, Bull.
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My computer is still down. Lol. I forgot to, sorry.
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Smoke screens avoiding inevitable defeat haha
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In other words- he is going to ignore the facts because his preconceived notions don't fit in with reality.
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I'm assuming because most people do not know that gravity is a theory...or what the definition of theory even means in science.

Many times I'll explain to someone that gravity is a theory, only to be countered with "No! It's a law." Here's the difference. The law of universal gravitation (Newton) is a mathematical statement describing this fundamental force. The general theory of relativity (Einstein) is a set of experimentally verified hypotheses that explain the nature of this fundamental force. Laws describe how. Theories explain why. Boom.

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Theory is not defined by science. Theory has a definition cause it is a word. Surprised you answered this way. Gravity is theory, the law of gravity is fact. No matter which way you articulate it, theory is theory and it does not change when being used by science.
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The meaning is definitely different when used in science versus its meaning in the vernacular sense.
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No... Webster writes the dictionary, not science. Lol. Theory, hypothesis, means the same any time being used. Lol.
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Not true, Bull. In science, a hypothesis is defined as a guess. A theory is a confirmed hypothesis (a confirmed guess). A hypothesis receives confirmation after it's been tested and passes. You know this.

http://science.kennesaw.edu/~rmatson/3380theory.html
Take a look at the last definitions for law (3) and theory (6). These are the scientific definitions.
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Scientific definitions of words are NOT the same as colloquial definitions you find in the dictionary.

The law of gravity isn't a fact- it's a mathematical expression of gravitation theory.
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A law is a relation if two or more observables. A collection of related laws into a coherent structure is a model. A well tested, well corroborated model is a theory. So a theory is made of a collection of well tested laws.
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And you can do different test to disprove the something. It's like a cop, you tell him something and he writes t down in a way that supports his theory.
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That is not the scientific definition of theory AT ALL.

Again, you are confusing colloquial definitions with scientific ones. They are a world apart.
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Gravity is a fact to me, I've never fallen in any direction but toward the earth.

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But down?
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Well, relative to the earth, that's correct.
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Lol Olpaint. Seriously though, like, v that direction?
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It's magnets, I tell ya.

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Hahaa good one!
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Think the Cards still have a chance? I've got all of my good luck charms out for them and my fingers crossed.
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I certainly hope so!! I've been a die hard Cardinal fan for 40 years and I've seen them come out of some dozies at the last minute. So I'm not writing them off yet. What I want to know is where's all the Home Runs guys?? This is the World Series... I was hoping we would do better on our home turf... I'm down to the superstitious little things like crossing my fingers and legs ect....lol They need to get busy that's for sure....
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I'm a life long Phillies fan and during the World Series, I always root for whatever National League team is playing.
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That's what we do too...
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Phillies are good... I hope we win, but if not I'm a good sport. They are a great team or they wouldn't be there right? And I know they need this to help motivate the people after their disaster.... I think we can take it tho, I learned this years ago, never underestimate the Cards, we can do a total 180 on em ! lol
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The Cards bats have to get hot. They are capable of hitting well, their batting averages during the season prove that.
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I know, like what the heck? I'm waiting on a DEEEEP Freeze and I'm missing jumping up dancing and singing to those Holiday Homeruns (Madonna version) waiting on Beltran.. come on Molina.....hahaa What's up with that? It's time to Hit That Ball....
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Now we have to go back and put up with 'The Green Monster' geeez
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I really hate that stadium and I hate the DH.
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Yeah, me too. Their fans are gonna be vicious over that rare obstruction call. But it doesn't matter about intent, it's still obstruction. We'll all be talking about that game for years! ( his legs did go up) lol
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That was a strange call but it was correct. Good luck to your Cards, I'll be rooting for them.
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LMAO - seething - you're alright!!

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Thanks :j
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Gravity is just the word we use when we mean something made my book fall to the ground when I dropped it. Something made it fall. Lets call it gravity.

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That's ridiculous!
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Gravity is a fact. The only question is whether the detailed behavior of gravity under extreme conditions is given by our current theory (general relativity) or a different theory that will have its predictions overlap with those of GR under non extreme conditions. It's the same as with evolution. Evolution is a fact, but we can argue about the fine detail. Recall that a theory means a well tested, well corroborated model. Gravity, as described by GR, is certainly that, just like evolution theory. So I resent you saying "just" a theory. Gravity is a theory, not "just" a theory.

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I think seething was purposefully using the language creationists use when trying to discount evolution. It was a parody.
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Bravo, I resent saying it is "just" a theory.
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Well because gravity is just another one of those good reasons not to believe in god to them. Who needs god when you got gravity, evolution and the big bang. Aren't people using these theories to defend their lack of faith and religion.

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That only goes for some. For others gravity is just a force that directs us to god.
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I don't, I'm arguing against gravity because science is the devil.
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Because you see gravity is the very thing that holds all of this together before we came to the knowledge of that people believed that god held all of this together.
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maybe it does, you can't prove that gravity is real without a shadow of a doubt
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Argue against gravity?, let me hear your argument against Gravity, other than the convenient "God did it"
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Gravity is not a theory. It exists.

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In science a theory is a scientific concept that is supported by all evidence and contradicted by none.
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I'm more than content to live with the theory of gravity, untill I'm given a reason to doubt it.

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-_- hmmm
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See... No smile for you either! Mean ole duck!
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Its not a theory it's a fact jump up and you will always come back down some call it a theory because they don't know how it works do u belive in the wind u cant c it

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Gravity is a theory and neither scientific ignorance nor fallacious conjecture will change that. I suggest you get educated before you answer a question you know nothing about.
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Alex just wants us to know that if you read the Bible, you will be very scared. After becoming so frightened, you will want to believe the exact same way he believes.

This isn't exactly a higher form of intellect.
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Gravity; always keeping a brother down.


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Science gives us a way to know things without having to "believe" in them. Eliminating human bias is very important for reaching greater understanding. Every modern convenience comes from embracing scientific principles, and rejecting superstitious nonsense.

Sorry, religions of all kinds.

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Actually, the term theory in science is a lot different than it is as we think of it. In science, theory is something that does not happen in EVERY condition. a law is something that happens in every condition. There is no gravity in space, but there is gravity on earth.

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It's true pick up your coloring book and let go what dies it do it falls why?? because of gravity

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Well, its been proven that objects have, through positive and negative charges, a mutual attraction. That is gravity. And its also what keeps things in orbit. Literally. Without gravity, none of the planets would stay in the solar system. And what pulls things int black holes. I guess if gravity were proven wrong, then whatever force is responsible for all that would be called gravity.

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NO!! BAD BIMP! You do NOT get to use the ontological argument for gravity!
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I see what you did there :D

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Gravity is a law, now the way gravity works is a theory.

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climb to the top of the tallest building you can find, and jump off. then come back and tell me honestly that you floated mid air next to the building. Oh wait you'd most likely be dead, or at least have several broken bones and permanent brain damage as a result of the fall.

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The sad thing about the answers on this page, is not that so many got it wrong, and asserted something to the effect that laws are proven fact and theories are guesses...

What is really sad is that so many of them argued this, refusing to admit they are wrong, when all you have to do is google it!

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Why do so many people believe in gravity when its just a theory that scientists say is true?

your are right in your idea that an theory is not an absolute truth. A Theory is just a SPECULATION on something. A Theory according to science is based on facts, which is true, a theory is indeed based on facts but the problem is the understanding on the FACTS itself.

the FACTS were they based their THEORY is the problem. if the FACTS are wrong then A THEORY also wrong.

a Theory must pass all the FACTS for it to be proven truth. is DNA a fact? yes! is FOSSIL a fact? yes! therefore both of these FACTS MUST be considered to find out if a theory is an absolute truth right? if a theory did not pass one of these facts then that theory is NOT AN ABSOLUTE TRUTH.


now,

why do many people believe in gravity? Many people believe in gravity because IT IS AN ABSOLUTE TRUTH and because it is NOT a THEORY.

why do many people do not believe in BIG BANG THEORY? AND THEORY OF EVOLUTION?

ANS: many people do not believe on these becaUSE these ARE just theories not absolute truth.

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can you prove them wrong

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