And left to fail by those who would claim to be its champions
Once again, the primary characteristic of scientific inquiry is skepticism. If the question is more important than the answer, it becomes that much more important to question EVERYTHING lest some fundamental question does not get asked. When any question is not allowed to be asked for whatever reason, the search for truth suffers.
I've always been curious about the argument that diversity is important for diversity's sake. My daughter is currently in veterinary school. 75% of her class are women. Men have an equal opportunity to apply and be accepted - and in fact may be more likely to be accepted because there are so few of them. But why is that important? Can it not be just OK that women are more interested in the profession?
Wow! Out of the park this morning Heather! Somewhere along my timeline I was fascinated by bushido fight tactics. Now it is possible that I misinterpreted. But the basic principle was that in a battle situation the experienced warrior does not focus an any particular thing on the battlefield. The ‘field’ being the context. . Open gaze. Open heart, open mind, open awareness. Something moves you will notice it. Bruce Lee said similar things. “Don’t stare at the moon you will miss the stars”. I paraphrase, so long ago.
Not unlike a proper scientific observation or experiment. Heisenberg? I can’t tell anymore.
In our *urge* to agency(which is being hyper stimulated all the time these days!) we give away too many valuable “F’s” ….if you know what I mean.
Great post. Thank you!
Way too late in life I heard, and adopted, the adage, a question well asked is half solved. (I think I have that right). When Twain said "there are lies, damn lies, and statistics" I think he was pointing out that giving hog wash a "scientific" wrapper, can get far too many of the unquestioning to drink it.
An intellectual who follows the authorities in all things…(t)hey just know, in their heart of hearts, that science is real… yes Galileo was imprisoned by these same “thinkers”. It was science corrupted by religion a very powerful and corrupt institution at that time. What corrupts science today is the same thing a corrupt and powerful institution abetted by compromised leaders. I call them the predators. Some call them the elite. No they are the predators. They are coming for all who are not them or do not subscribe to the predator ways. Evil people.
Hi, Dr. Heying, I threw this in the chat during today's Dark Horse, but not sure if you or Bret are able to read the chat during broadcast.
RE Chile, I wrote a long piece on it a few weeks ago from the perspective of copper mining:
A translated copy of the constitution itself is available here:
To Technical Support. There is some key that if hit by mistake completely erases your comment if hit by mistake. Some of us are old and hit the wrong keys a lot. PLEASE make it so that is impossible?