Re: The story-telling ape (was virus: Logic)

Sodom (
Fri, 17 Oct 1997 23:03:22 -0400

chardin wrote:
> >
> > 3. Most data is now open to scrutiny unless motivated by national
> > defense, or company profit
> You did not read my old boring long quotes. In fact, most raw data
> is NEVER open to scrutiny. Read the book.
> 4. Many of the tools are almost
> > universally accepted (Quantum Physics, General relativity etc...) 5.
> > Scientific spoofs are less likely to last very long as scrutiny is
> > more viscious and the speed of communication makes lying very
> > difficult. ( you don't see the anti-arthritis electrocution units
> > about anymore)
> >
> These are hard sciences and are easier to deal with, plus these
> theories go back 50 years.
> > i would not accept any scientific theory that failed any test, and
> > was not replicable by others - for or against the idea.
> How would you know, most of them are not validated or replicated?
> I think I've gotten an admission to that effect.
> > Sodom
> >

I did read the quotes, but was unconvinced. How bout a recent example.
most scientist I am aware of are VERY eager for review, documentation,
and repitition. It is essential to moving forward. Bad science leads to
bad results - Show me some continuing bad results taht are a result of
bad science.