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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

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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."
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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.

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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.
“The best thing for being sad," replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, "is to learn something."  ~ T. H. White
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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.
"God is just and fair"
*God kills 2.5 million of people he KNEW would turn out like this in the flood*
*Humanity turns bad again, when God knew it would*
We should feel guilty for this.