To: Jeff Gordon
If Dr. Richard Feynman, one of those great scientists, had read your postings he would repeat his famous quote, “Surely you jest.”
I quoted Isaac Newton, the greatest scientist ever, and Robert B. Laughlin, a Nobel-laureate physicist. Which one is jesting?
Surely you can cover for your lack of an argument better than that.
posted on 05/22/2007 12:33:14 AM PDT
Robert Laughlin's quote has been taken out of the context of his scientific philosophy. He was addressing the issues raised in the "The End of Science." His intent was to remind scientists to keep an open mind no matter how much proof exists for a particular theory. His intent definitely was not to support the theory of ID. He would find ID to be even more limiting than Darwin's theory.
As far a Newton goes, one can only speculate about how he would revise his quote if he lived today. I suspect he would be a tad less dogmatic about creation.
posted on 05/22/2007 12:46:33 AM PDT
by Jeff Gordon
("An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile hoping it will eat him last." Churchill)
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