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Say something pinheded about science

Post  pinhedz on Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:12 am

It's a very effective tactic to refer to scientific findings that you don't like as "myths." Rolling Eyes

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Re: Say something pinheded about science

Post  pinhedz on Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:29 am

Is Michael Crichton a pinhed? geek 

"I regard consensus science as an extremely pernicious development that ought to be stopped cold in its tracks. Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled. Whenever you hear the consensus of scientists agrees on something or other, reach for your wallet because you’re being had."

"Let’s be clear: the work of science has nothing whatever to do with consensus. Consensus is the business of politics. Science, on the contrary, requires only one investigator who happens to be right, which means that he or she has results that are verifiable by reference to the real world. In science consensus is irrelevant. What is relevant is reproducible results. The greatest scientists in history are great precisely because they broke with the consensus."
-- Michael Crichton

Albert Einstein put it more tersely, when told that 100 scientists had spoken up against him.
He said:

"They only need one."

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