|But then what determines how reliable a model is? How trustworthy a theory is?|
"Heads on a science
Apart" - Coldplay, The Scientist
No, science doesn't insist that, ergo I don't insist that.
I am the Ninja Scientist! Beware!
jwoodward48 wrote: But then what determines how reliable a model is? How trustworthy a theory is?
There is no "reliability" for science. It is accepted as TRUE until someone shows it to be FALSE. This is why falsifiability is an absolute requirement for science.
There also is no "supportability," "sustainability," "maintainability," "dependability," etc... none of the "ilities" apply to science models and Consumer Reports will not be rating any models in the near future.
A Spaghetti strainer with the faucet running, retains water- tmiddles
Clouds don't trap heat. Clouds block cold. - Spongy Iris
Printing dollars to pay debt doesn't increase the number of dollars. - keepit
If Venus were a black body it would have a much much lower temperature than what we found there.- tmiddles
Ah the "Valid Data" myth of ITN/IBD. - tmiddles
Ceist - I couldn't agree with you more. But when money and religion are involved, and there are people who value them above all else, then the lies begin. - trafn
You are completely misunderstanding their use of the word "accumulation"! - Climate Scientist.
The Stefan-Boltzman equation doesn't come up with the correct temperature if greenhouse gases are not considered - Hank
:*sigh* Not the "raw data" crap. - Leafsdude
IB STILL hasn't explained what Planck's Law means. Just more hand waving that it applies to everything and more asserting that the greenhouse effect 'violates' it.- Ceist
|Ah, that makes sense. What, say, the properties of black holes? They can't be experimentally figured out yet.|
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