Question My Findings, Please?


‘Science is all about not fooling ourselves. A good scientist wants other scientists to try to poke holes in their ideas. It’s disappointing to be wrong, but if we are, we want to know!’

– Plait. P. (2015, August 6) Exoplanets: Crash Course Astronomy #27

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3 thoughts on “Question My Findings, Please?

  1. “Science is like a blabbermouth who ruins a movie by telling you how it ends! Well I say there are some things we don’t want to know! Important things!” – Ned Flanders (The Simpsons, “Lisa the Sceptic” 1997. Series 9, Episode 8)

  2. I’m sure you omitted a couple of “diddlies” — odd, you never hear a theist make that request.

  3. A “good” scientist. Key word: good, a truly maligned word, possibly worse than the love concept. There is such a thing today as a “good” scientist? I’d like to meet just one not sold out to Big Money, or hopelessly shackled by some belief system – ahem (clearing throat loudly for emphasis) including Darwinian evolution. Here’s a quote, by the way, from none other than Lord Kelvin: “There is nothing new to be discovered in physics now. All that remains is more and more precise measurement.” (Lord Kelvin, 1900). Is that an example of a “good” scientist?

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