peterkirk at qaya.org
Sat Aug 28 06:33:11 EDT 2004
On 28/08/2004 01:46, MarianneLuban at aol.com wrote:
>In a message dated 8/27/2004 4:45:41 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
>formoria at carolina.rr.com writes:
>>Now you're speaking of two different things. One can be correct yet
>>persuade noone. Cassandra, anyone? Being correct does not require a
>>consensus. Being correct requires only that one's arguments contain the
>However, in science, if you persuade no one--then you are out of luck.
Actually, I would disagree. The point of science is to find the truth,
and publish it. If I persuade no one, then I suppose I get no more
funding, but if I was interested in public acclaim rather than the truth
I would go on the stage rather than into science.
peter at qaya.org (personal)
peterkirk at qaya.org (work)
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