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The Week That Was: 2024-02-24 (February 24, 2024)Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org)The Science and Environmental Policy Project Quote of the Week: “The care of human life and happiness, and…
There is one feature I notice that is generally missing in cargo cult science [pseudoscience]…It's a kind of scientific integrity, a principle of scientific thought that corresponds to a kind of utter honesty — a kind...
Without Freedom of Thought there can be no such thing as Wisdom; and no such thing as Public Liberty, without Freedom of Speech." — Benjamin Franklin (1722)
“Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.” – Archimedes
’The exception proves that the rule is wrong.’ That is the principle of science. If there is an exception to any rule, and if it can be proved by observation, that rule is wrong.”
“Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice.” – Will Durant
“For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.” – H.L. Menchen
“No statement should be believed because it is made by an authority.” –Robert A. Heinlein
“The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.” – Bertrand Russell, “An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish”
“I apologize for writing such a long letter, but I didn’t have time to write a short one.” – Mark Twain
“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so” – Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain
“The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.” – Bertrand Russell
Nobody’s honest. Scientists are not honest. And people usually believe that they are. That makes it worse. By honest I don’t mean that you only tell what’s true. But you make clear the entire situation. You make clear...
Doubt is clearly a value in the sciences. Whether it is in other fields is an open question and an uncertain matter.” “…it is very important to doubt and that doubt is not a fearful thing, but a thing of very great...
All other aspects and characteristics of science can be understood directly when we understand that observation is the ultimate and final judge of the truth of an idea.
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