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would mean that you had to radically alter your own thoughts?

So, I'm not after perpetual motion or other fields that are unfeasible, but I am interested in reasonable hypotheses. For example, mine would be the Panspermia hypothesis, that states that life may have been seeded from outside of our own planet (though how it began in the first place would still be somewhat open), or indeed that life from our own planet may yet seed life on other planets, all due to the resilience of micro-organisms in inter-stellar space.

How about you?


 

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Finding out that the world is supported by 4 elephants standing on the back of a giant turtle swimming through space.
 

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Finding out that the world is supported by 4 elephants standing on the back of a giant turtle swimming through space.

You silly Prat(chett)  [:o)]
 

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If electrons did happen to behave like...electrons.
 

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Finding out that the world is supported by 4 elephants standing on the back of a giant turtle swimming through space.

But, I thought...... you mean it isn't???

So what is holding it up then?
 

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It is actually 5 elephants upside down lying on the back of a giant squid swimming through space
 

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I see the Society of Thread Buggerers has been here.... Forget STDs. The new social problem is STBs.
 

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Well somebody has to continue the trend of wandering off topic :D
 

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Well somebody has to continue the trend of wandering off topic :D

Only if your defintion of "wandering" is running at full pelt in the opposite direction.
 

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Oh alright! Let us get back onto the original topic then, shall we?
 

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Doh! Alright then...... Harrumph!

If irrefutable evidence of the existence of the Unicorn were found.
 

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How/why would that change your thinking? ??????
 

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...and how does that constitute a "reasonable hypothesis"?
 

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I singled out the Unicorn for no particular reason, but if one such mythological creature were to be proved to have existed, it might call into question the possible existence of others, such as the Dragon and could blow a gaping hole in evolutionary theory for creationists to exploit.
 

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OK then, serious answer.

I don't think there's anything that would make me radically alter my thoughts. I try to keep an open mind about things so I tend to take new revelations in my stride.

However, having said that, if God were to appear and confirm that he/she/it created everything then I'd probably be somewhat agog.  [:0]
 

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having said that, if God were to appear and confirm that he/she/it created everything then I'd probably be somewhat agog.  [:0]
I don't think you'll be the only one!
 

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The hypothesis that the Twin Towers and WTC 7 were brought down using demolition techniques has already caused many, many people to radically reassess the societies we live in, and continues to confront many more.

 

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The hypothesis that the Twin Towers and WTC 7 were brought down using demolition techniques
Huh??????? What do you mean?
 

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The Cohesion Tension Theory produces a working model that shows water being sucked up to a height of 11 meters, let alone the 100 meters of a giant Californian redwood.
 

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The hypothesis that the Twin Towers and WTC 7 were brought down using demolition techniques
Huh??????? What do you mean?

I don't want to hike the thread but if you haven't heard of the controversy surrounding the collapses of WTCs 1, 2, and 7 then you could have a look at this site where over 500 architects and engineers express doubt (with the main reasons listed on the right side of the page);

http://www.ae911truth.org/ [nofollow]

Or you could google professor Jones's work, he has advanced in exploring whether thermate was involved including a chemical analysis of dust samples.
 

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