Re: virus: CoV Memetics: Mysticism of the 90's
Sun, 16 Feb 1997 14:33:04 -0600 (CST)

On Tue, 11 Feb 1997, Peter Charlot wrote:

> 2/11/97 PST, Erik Chelstad wrote:
> >
> >Again, at risk of placing myself into the smartass role, I've
> >got to point out in full-on bumper sticker style:
> >
> >Science: Mysticism of the 20th century.
> >
> Right on Erik! I agree completely.


> Where is the empirical proof that criticial thinking works any better than
> any other method of thinking? There isn't any. There is no way of testing
> such a claim. Nobody could ever come up with a control group.

There are *more* effective methods of proof than empirical.

Even if a scientific test collapses on its face [I think I could
construct one that stands; *any* is very broad....], mathematical methods
may succeed where science fails. [Game theory!]

/ Towards the conversion of data into information....
/ Kenneth Boyd