I have no need for that hypothesis.
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I love mathematics, physics, puzzles, music and magnets. I blog at http://blog.susam.in/. I run a mathematics quiz blog at http://quiz.cotpi.com/. I am working as a programmer in Bangalore. I read books, solve puzzles and compose music in my free time.

I believe in science and mathematics. Science has turned out to be a very reliable way to understand the world around us. However, I keep an open mind and I understand the difference between theory and truth.

Quote:For a theory can be false yet still be scientific (e.g. Priestley's phlogiston theory of combustion), and a claim can be true without being scientific (e.g. the claim that Brazil won the 1994 World Cup). - Alexander Bird in Philosophy of Science

I understand that the truth might just be that God exists. But such a hypothesis is not testable. God does not submit to experimentation. Hence, it is not scientific and I have little reason to believe in such a claim even though I have to consider the possibility that it might just be true.

Quote:I have no need for that hypothesis. - Laplace

Susam Pal
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Hey Susam,

Great to see you here. We met in a mathmonkeys meetup. BTW, we are having a two workshop in Bangalore this weekend -- for promoting scientific temper among working professionals. It will be great if you can attend. Please see http://yukti.nirmukta.com for details about the event. Please let your other freethinker friends also.

Cheers,
-Pankaj
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Wow! Pankaj, I'm pleasantly surprised to find you here. Thank you for telling me about Yukti. I didn't know about it. I went through its website and it looks like a very promising event. I have registered it and I found it's Facebook event page as well and shared it on my Facebook wall.

Susam Pal
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