Monday, November 12, 2007

A Truly Scientific Sentiment! ^_^

Quoth Tatterdemalian . in response to a Tim Blair post: "Personally, I don't see mistrust of science as a bad thing. A true scientist can always prove his work, without requiring trust. A scientist who demands trust is a scientist with too much emotional attachment to his agenda to be trusted."

He's completely right, of course. Not merely for science but for all scholarship in general. Any scholar may speculate. Any scholar may guess or surmise or dream. But at the end of the day if you can't prove what you say, and lay that proof out for others to check, then you were not a scholar but merely a poser.

Tatterdemalian's entire post is worth reading twice. The post that inspired it might be worth a glance as well. ^_~

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