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In a message dated 1/25/2002 2:54:59 AM Central Standard Time,
> >When used deceptively or equivocally, words can foster >rampant Enronism
> >the sciences.
> Really? That's a very dark, pessimistic philosophy. Fortunately it's not
> true or science would grind to a halt.
Well, the Enron mess was formed by more than a few words and a few
deceptions. Still, even if Enronism has been rampant in business, business
has not ground to a halt. Not even the energy business has ground to a halt.
And look at the bright side: regulators, investors, politicians, prosecutors,
employees, bankers, accountants, suppliers, utilities, etc. have eventually
had to face up to that lurking Enronism. Science, (without grinding to a
halt) may from time to time need to face up to its own kinds of Enronism...
Things aren't always as they seem.
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