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Offline jaimehlers

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"Why Science is Never Settled"
« on: June 24, 2014, 05:16:33 PM »
http://www.baen.com/Why_Science_is_Never_Settled.asp

Part one[1] of an essay series by Tedd Roberts, aka neuroscience researcher Robert E. Hampson.  It's really a very interesting read.
 1. and the only part currently written
Nullus In Verba, aka "Take nobody's word for it!"  If you can't show it, then you don't know it.

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Re: "Why Science is Never Settled"
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2014, 06:12:01 PM »
Good article -  I like this little thing:
      "Research is the process of going up alleys to see if they are blind."
 edit: or this
      " Science is the process of going blindly to see if there are alleys."
We have guided missiles and misguided men.  ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Re: "Why Science is Never Settled"
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2014, 07:57:21 PM »
I wish people like skeptic would read it.  It might help clue them in a bit as to why you can't afford to take preconceived notions into science.
Nullus In Verba, aka "Take nobody's word for it!"  If you can't show it, then you don't know it.

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Re: "Why Science is Never Settled"
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2014, 08:48:26 PM »
It fits so well with many of the threads currently argued.  I also like the unassuming tone that shows the non arrogance of true science.
We have guided missiles and misguided men.  ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Re: "Why Science is Never Settled"
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2014, 09:18:43 PM »
Too bad they'd never seriously read it.

Then again, I don't seriously read magical stories that they provide as evidence.
Q: Why are quantum physicists bad lovers? A: Because when they find the position, they can't find the momentum, and when they have the momentum, they can't find the position.

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