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Posted on 04/24/2014 7:47:05 PM PDT by gasport
Richard Feynman memorably argued that the chief responsibility of a great scientist is to remain uncertain. Its a wonderful idea: thoroughly conscious ignorance, Stuart Firestein asserted in his wonderfully poetic TED talk on why ignorance rather than knowledge drives science. And yet the toxic belief persists that science is about our insatiable appetite for knowledge, power and, ultimately, control over the world.
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Arrogance, dogma and ignorance sums up the regime.
in all areas, not just “science”.
An excellent post and very timely. Settled science my a&&.
The series, altho 40 yrs old, is still brilliant.
It is available at http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/ascent-of-man/
"HOW WONDERFUL THAT WE HAVE MET
WITH A PARADOX. NOW WE HAVE SOME
HOPE OF MAKING PROGRESS."
- NIELS BOHR
“This is the concentration camp and crematorium at Auschwitz. This is where people were turned into numbers. Into this pond were flushed the ashes of some four million people. And that was not done by gas it was done by arrogance, it was done by dogma, it was done by ignorance.
When people believe that they have absolute knowledge, with no test in reality, this is how they behave. This is what men do when they aspire to the knowledge of gods.”
But not to worry. Every leftist will read that and think he is of course referring to Christians or the Tea Party and not themselves or their own ideology.