Re: Selfish Meme?

Date: Fri Jan 25 2002 - 15:53:15 GMT

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    >The Enron case shows
    >fraud, graft, hypocrisy, and carefully crafted illusions >mixing on such a
    >large scale that it seems to call out for an "ism."

    There is no "fraud, graft, hypocrisy and carefully cvrafted illusion on a large scale" in science. That's not my naivety, just realism.

    >Bad Science: The Short Life and Weird Times of Cold

    I think that the Cold Fusion supports my view of science. Note the phrase 'short life' in the above. If somebody is talking rubbish in science, it's only a matter of time before they get sorted out. That's one of the great things about science, and why unlike most arenas of human activity, science does display some kind of genuine progress.

    >fake term papers, fake dissertations, fake degrees, fake >methods,
    >fake experiments, etc. all the way up to fake sciences >(pseudosciences).

    Well, fake sciences are so obviously not science, they don't really count as relevant to this discussion. There is also no substantial problem in science with fake papers, dissertations, degrees etc. Anybody who indulges in such nonsense will be rapidly found out.

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