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Religious folk: Did you know that Gravity is still a theory?

There are the laws of gravity that some of you might know about from high school, but there are enough anomalies and inconsistencies to relegate what we call gravity to the status of “theory”. Earlier this week, some scientists found direct evidence of something called Dark Matter, which partially explains a major inconsistency in gravity, that being the movement of galaxies. You see, we couldn't measure enough mass in any of the visible galaxies to account for their gravitational effects. But now with the discovery of dark matter, we’re closer to understanding why galaxies behave the way they do. But dark matter still doesn’t account for everything, so we think there might be something called dark energy as well. But we have no proof. Hence, gravity is still a theory. Remember that the next time you say something is “Just a theory”

Asked By: l00kiehereu - 8/25/2006
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You wrote: "There are the laws of gravity that some of you might know about from high school, but there are enough anomalies and inconsistencies to relegate what we call gravity to the status of 'theory... More
Answered By: DuckPhup - 8/25/2006
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They will no doubt believe that god makes things fall. You can't win. Stop trying. The war of words is over...
Answered By: Warrior Hamster - 8/25/2006
 
Gravity is testable today (you or I can do an experiment to test to see if Gravity is working today... More
Answered By: John - 8/25/2006
 
No, my friend, gravity is a reality. Jump off a building and see where you go.
Answered By: CalebsMom - 8/25/2006
 
Really ? Tilt forward from a tall mountain ! Gravity- 1 Theory- 0
Answered By: Swamp T - 8/25/2006
 
great. so is creationism and evolution. (macro)
Answered By: Nikki H - 8/25/2006
 
Anyone who says gravity is just a theory is an idiot unless they find themselves on the ground half the time and floating around the other half.
Answered By: F.i.e.r.c.e. - 8/25/2006
 
point duly noted but a theory is not fact, is there any trouble understanding the difference.
Answered By: justmyopinion - 8/25/2006
 
Yes. I did know that. Everyone knows that the Earth and the Planets are all held in place by the divine hand of the Titan Atlas. It's his punishment, you know, for being on the wrong side of that big battle. I know this is true, because I read it in a book.
Answered By: kaplah - 8/25/2006
 
Yes, gravity has been called into question lately. So are you saying you think there's a chance that evolution is completely false as well.
Answered By: westfallwatergardens - 8/25/2006
 
Jesus
Answered By: Let's Talk - 8/25/2006
 
See "intelligent falling". It's a real theory, stating that gravity cannot possibly explain all aspects of gravitational phenomenon, so credence should be given to the idea that a higher power is moving them. It has been around for a while.
Answered By: drink_more_powerade - 8/25/2006
 
I believe in the existence of gravity. I have seen the effects of no gravity on our astronauts. What does that have to do with my belief in God? He had to hold us on this planet somehow. He wouldn't want His children flying off into space.
Answered By: TJMiler - 8/25/2006
 
Maybe its not gravity but magnetism, theory or not?
Answered By: friendshipband@sbcglobal.net - 8/25/2006
 
your point?
Answered By: Grandma Susie - 8/25/2006
 
No, Dear. Gravity is not a theory. Dark matter is the theory that the scientists found direct evidence of and that is what was under suspicion. Not gravity. You are mixing the two. The existence of one has nothing to do with the other.
Answered By: (Gasp!) Mr. Met...you dog! - 8/25/2006
 
One can only hope that the fundamentals with reject the "theory" of gravity... and jump off of a tall building to prove it.
Answered By: devlsadvoct - 8/25/2006
 
Aerodynamics is just a theory too, and it's just rediculous. They would have us believe that air alone can cause things heavier than air to fly. Do they even think about the nonsense they promote!? I mean, there's air all over the place. Why isn't everything flying... More
Answered By: spamandham - 8/25/2006
 
I knew that in the realm of outside our little planet gravity is still "just a theory," a lot of that has to do with einstein's theory of relativity giving gravity a whole new concept (something about putting dents in time and space... More
Answered By: daisykristina - 8/25/2006
 
gravity is a fact. If it wasnt how come we arent all floating around?
Answered By: countrybumpkin - 8/25/2006
 
man this same rant kinda getting sick of this. we obviously have shed a lot of the animal stuff that we should have because we as a society are generally sad when people die and have a sense of what should be right. why do we take care of the sick and feel bad for people more people more competition for resources and... More
Answered By: gsschulte - 8/25/2006
 
A theory remains a theory until such a time as we understand and empirically observe the entire universe of the subject in question. You are correct in that physics is a perfect example. When Newton developed his theories, it was based on the concept of absolute space. Then the thought shifted to relativistic theory... More
Answered By: Tim - 8/25/2006
 
Really? There's a real tall building in New York. If you're so sure gravity is a theory, how about testing it out for us...from the very top floor?
Answered By: christian_lady_2001 - 8/25/2006
 
I am aware of that. And that still doesn't change my mind about macro evolution.
Answered By: Contemplative Chanteuse - 8/25/2006
 
evolution is a theroy too right? and what about music theory? THats the real question!
Answered By: that's right - 8/25/2006
 
Blaspheme!!! Don't go throwing science at the issue. A theory has graduated from a hypothesis (educated guess) because evidence has been found to back it up. A scientific theory is not the same as a theory in general usage. Please educate yourselves:
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Answered By: Phoenix - 8/25/2006
 
No matter what you say, you will never get through to the creationists. Personally, I'm not sure why we waste our breath trying to speak logically to the ultra-religious. How about we apply their "it's just a theory" argument to their religious texts, and ask them to back up their arguments with facts. It can't be... More
Answered By: Danzarth - 8/25/2006
 
You're clearly comparing gravity with evolution, so let's talk about it... More
Answered By: Ben S - 8/25/2006
 
I understand your point. Please be careful as only a percentage of "religious folk" negate science while functionally living with the very insights that have greatly enhanced the quality of all our lives. (Perhaps this percentage is more greatly represented on this site than in the general population...or maybe just... More
Answered By: Kingdom child - 8/25/2006
 
Gravity is not a theory, I fell from a tree & hit the ground, How can a theory cause you to fall, that is something real.
Answered By: birdsflies - 8/25/2006
 
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