Science Can Be Totally Wrong At Any Time
If I have to hear this argument one more time, I may lose it. Variants include:
"Once we thought the earth was flat, and it turned out we were wrong, so evolution could be wrong, too!"
"At one time, everyone thought the sun revolved around the earth, so physics can be proven wrong at the drop of a hat!"
No, no, no, NO.
Any and all of these ridiculous statements ignores the MASSIVE amount of testing that has happened since we thought anything that ridiculous. Now, we're way past ridiculous and into refining the details of a pretty well thought-out body of knowledge.
Certainly, we don't know everything. Of course we could learn something new that refines what we know. That's what we do every freaking day! Saying that the current level of scientific knowledge is in some way equivalent to "the earth is flat" is so monumentally ignorant of ... everything ... that I'm staggered this type of statement can be considered part of an acceptable argument.
fabulae! nil satis firmi video quam ob rem accipere hunc mi expediat metum. - Terence