Tag Archives: scientific method

Discovery

The major obstacle to discovery is neither stupidity nor ignorance; it is the belief that we have the best knowledge. My friend Arnie, a retired high school art teacher, said something to that effect. Indeed, know-it-alls have a certain mindset … Continue reading

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Considerings About Science

Yesterday was the late, great Carl Sagan’s birthday, so I decided to watch an old installment of his acclaimed television series, “Cosmos”. After the DVD had booted up, I selected an episode at random. I am always struck by the … Continue reading

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That Doesn’t Make Any Sense

“That Doesn’t Make Any Sense!” This was dad’s go-to statement whenever he saw something on teevee or in the newspaper that he either did not understand or did not like. I often heard dad exclaim it when my brother and … Continue reading

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Credulity

Has someone pulled a prank on you today?  Maybe you’re the prankster and have graced someone’s life with a practical joke. Today is All Fools Day, a day dedicated to credulity.  Sure, we don’t usually express it this way, but … Continue reading

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Anti-Intellectualism

“Systematic philosophical and practical anti-intellectualism such as we are witnessing appears to be something truly novel in the history of human culture.”–Johan Huizinga Huizinga’s observation is alarming, but he did overlook one very important point.  The dilution and condemnation of … Continue reading

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