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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

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Rick

Someone from the the philosophy department should have told Bloomberg that science is limited by the very fact that it cannot provide a "scientific" explanation to the question, "What is science?".

Brian John Schuettler

Kudos to you, Carl - faultless logic and superb presentation.

Carl Olson

Thanks, Brian. All credit is due my high school science teacher and my allergy medication.

Barry Bruss

Cockburn is an interesting fellow. He is a dyed-in-the-wool leftist but his shots at so-called leftist orthodoxies are spot on and much appreciated. Great to have him on the side of reason in this battle (which will be a titanic struggle for some years to come).

I recently read Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years. Fred Singer is a monumental figure in this fight and a scientist of tremendous standing. I would encourage everyone to read it.

Barry Bruss

Cockburn is an interesting fellow. He is a dyed-in-the-wool leftist but his shots at so-called leftist orthodoxies are spot on and much appreciated. Great to have him on the side of reason in this battle (which will be a titanic struggle for some years to come).

I recently read Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years. Fred Singer is a monumental figure in this fight and a scientist of tremendous standing. I would encourage everyone to read it.

Kyro Lantsberger

Hi Barry, great to follow you!
Terrific thoughts, Carl. The religion vs science debate has been rekindled due to the politics of the day ---global warming, stem cells, and cloning. Anything summoned by politics and rhetoric of this level never amounts to intelligent, informed exchanges.

Percy and others are dead on when they scientism as a new theology, and a very shallow one at that. If one simply OBSERVES <---part of scientific method...we see that the wonderful advances that we see all around us are not the result of science as much as economic prosperity and the engineers, entrepreneurs, underwriters and others who can take discoveries from the scientific realm and turn them into marketable and profitable products and systems.

Smith

Right. Because he wants truly committed scientists to help people, he thinks that people should abandon everything else.

This sort of specious reasoning should not be associated with the Jesuits who worked so hard to improve education on so many fronts.

Now perhaps we can forgive Fred Singer for his past sins in helping the tobacco industry obfuscate the facts on the links between smoking, addiction, and cancer. However, does turning the other cheek really require that we trust his words again?

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