Certain posters have expressed their discontent about others taking a stand-point on an issue and then seeking evidence to support this position.These posters express the need to remain open minded until all of the evidence has been looked at. However it is these posters who worship science yet 'debase' others for using a different system. It is science though that uses the first system! In science a hypothesis is made and then evidence is collected to see if the hypothesis or null hypothesis should be supported. There is also the added bonus that the researcher cannot be heading in the wrong direction because one of his two hypotheses will be correct! Science tries to find truths. At the conclusion whichever hypothesis is supported is deemed to be pointing us in the right direction and subsequent research can build on this. What is so wrong with making a decision and then trying to prove this position?? Viewing topics from a particular angle and then providing a case for it can, i think, give light to ideas and opinions not previously uncovered.