But Darwinism was not. Really, what's your point?
>You can know if something is testable or not by checking to see if *both* a
>verification scenario *and* and falsification scenario exist.
>Generally evolution education intoxicates students with verification
>scenarios and never even defines what the falsification scenario looks
>like. Consequently, no test could ever falsify evolution because
>falsification is undefined.
This is illogical. Even if one granted the intoxication bit of
rhetoric, it doesn't follow that evolution cannot be falsified.
Many attempts to falsify evolution were made in the past.
Refer to a history of science book for details.
>Does anyone here have a *falsification* scenario for the following claim?
>"The cambrian explosion was caused by ____________(fill in here your
>naturalistic mechanism of choice)"
>If no falsification scenario exists then instead of being categorized as
>science, Punctuated Equillibrium is an untestable philosophical claim.
I'm curious why the switch to PE? Is this an anticipated "naturalistic
mechanism of choice" to fill in the blank? If so, then this may be
a source of confusion. PE itself is not a mechanism but a pattern.
Mechanisms would be proposed in an attempt to explain this pattern.
The way to test PE is just to go and look for the pattern. If its
not there then PE has been falsified.
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by noise and command shows that
reason is weak" -- Montaigne