>> These scientists survive on grant money, which doesnt come in when or if a large amount of time and sum of money invested doesnt result in a break-through. Ergo, Ardi is a scientific break-through. It will be interesting to see the paleo-anthropoligist community respond to this over the next few months. These guys/gals have tremendous egos and hate to see their current and prevailing theories edged out. <<
There is a lot of Ego in Science, I am a bit ashamed in that they are still dismissive of the “Aquatic Hominid” theory which has a lot of laudable observations on where we came from and why. Also a lot better hypothesis on some of the traits that separate us from the apes.
I miss the pure scientists of the 1900’s through 1950’s who slaved away in labs making the world a better place through science. Now days we get people who claim they are scientists but take the facts of the world around them and abuse them by bending them in to fit their agendas either the Global Warming crowd, or the YEC crowd.
Science is the not the belief in Science as a replacement for God, but Science is the applied practice of skepticism and methodical experimentation as a tool to understand the world in which we live in.
Agreed, in an ideal world, which is to remind those that Paul of Tarsus differentiated between true science and the methodology applied and politically influenced science, and personal agenda driven goals as with the wonder boy Hendrik Schön. These are people like you and I, and sometimes they need help putting their pants on and I don't.....unless of course to much port wine the night before.
Their is much of science that will collapse due to a failure in credibility due to the a fore mentioned dynamics.
Strange days ahead for science.........
I don’t know anything about “Aquatic Hominid” theory, but I certainly agree with your depiction of what science used to be and how it has devolved. It has been coopted by the left for use as political and social engineering. The result is “junk science”. Two words that years ago would have never been connected.
Not only do we need to take our country back, we need to reclaim science for true science, [your words] “the applied practice of skepticism and methodical experimentation as a tool to understand the world in which we live in.” Here-here!
Ted Talks has a great video on the Aquatic Ape theory.