From: Philip Jonkers (email@example.com)
Date: Tue 10 Jun 2003 - 12:41:01 GMT
>Science is all about generating results that can be replicated.
Oh? Much science is observational only. We have yet to generate a star
much else a universe. But biology generates results that can be replicated
every day of the week.
Meticulous little me:
If the results themselves are observational (like star-gazing) then to rightfully call them scientific they indeed have to be replicable. But in the observational sense this just means that if and when the observation is repeated the new observations should be consistent with the previous one(s). There's nothing wrong with Ted's sentence as far as I can tell.
>is that molecular structures in cells are totally novel and cannot be
>replicated. So biologists tend to simply ignore the chaotic reality of life
>at the molecular level, and the result is that the general public gets the
>impression that cells are like factories, with machine-like repeatability of
>its basic operations. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Please tell this to someone with hemophilia.
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