[extropy-chat] Re: extropy-chat Digest, Vol 7, Issue 18
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Tue Apr 20 23:08:55 UTC 2004
On Tuesday, April 20, 2004, at 06:42 am, Amara Graps wrote:
> Chris Phoenix <cphoenix at CRNano.org>:
>> Even scientists reject observations all the time. They read the data
>> differently. They assert that there must be errors in the method.
> yes, true
>> attack the credentials of the observer. They change the subject.
>> build strawman attacks, and frequently even appear to convince
>> themselves. They form cliques. They tell their students not to even
>> read the claims, and certainly not to investigate them.
> to be fair, I don't think that this is the norm. Yes, it happens,
> but it is not the common way that scientists (that I know, anyway)
> think about and solve problems.
I would argue even further that since these activities are the opposite
of the scientific method, those people who behave this way are not
behaving like scientists.
Harvey Newstrom, CISSP, CISA, CISM, IAM, IBMCP, GSEC
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