Re: [asa] What causes students to move from faith?

From: George Murphy <>
Date: Sat Sep 09 2006 - 19:38:35 EDT

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From: "Alexanian, Moorad" <>
To: "George Murphy" <>; <>
Sent: Saturday, September 09, 2006 5:07 PM
Subject: RE: [asa] What causes students to move from faith?

It may be best to characterize paleontology & astrophysics as observational
sciences that use the results of experimental sciences to make sense of
their observations. Certainly, astronomy is the best example of an
observational science.

Why might this be best? I thought we had agreed that paleontology &
astrophysics could be considered experimental sciences because "Nature" has
provided them with a great number of relevant entities (fossils, stars &c)
under different conditions & thus in a sense "done the experiments" for
them. If this is not the case, can you explain why? If it is the case, can
you explain why your restatement above is preferable.


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