Originally Posted by G26S239
The methods are mutually exclusive. Robert Boyle did not just preach the truth of Boyle's Law and have a bunch of believers go dunk themselves in a river and proclaim Boyle's Law correct. He did experiments that can be successfully repeated today.
So what do you consider more likely to have happened Doc?
a) Boyle actually did the experiments he is credited with and proved Boyle's Law? or that ....
b) Balaams donkey talked to Balaam shortly before an angel revealed himself to Balaam?
Do you give equal credence to these two stories Doc? Or does one seem more likely to have happened than the other?
It is what it is. We are where we are, no doubt about that.
I argue for accepting that we don't know for sure, in spite of those that are sure.