Natures wonders: plant dead bee scent attracts flies (Introduction)

by dhw, Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 15:16 (1198 days ago) @ David Turell

DAVID: I don't use the Bible and I am trained to understand the science. I can read results and reach conclusions. Remember, from outside the bacteria there are two possibilities. One is correct. I'm based on the science I read.

dhw: No disagreement here, and very cleverly worded. Yes, there are two possibilities, and yes, one of them is correct. The one that you choose is based on your subjective interpretation of the science you read, which is equally open to the opposite interpretation. If you can claim that your conclusion is based on science, then others can also claim that their conclusion is based on science. Not much help, is it?

DAVID: Science by consensus is not a way to interpret reality. The folks in 1903 didn't accept Einstein. It took Edington in 1919 to convince them.Agreed.

So the argument that lots of scientists agree with you that bacteria are not intelligent carries no weight whatsoever. You are left with your own subjective view, just like your opponents, and your view is not based on science but on your subjective interpretation of science.

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