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Joe Chi Minh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 06:26 PM
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20. All very interesting but try reading his words, as I quoted them to you. Much simpler
Edited on Wed Feb-10-10 06:35 PM by Joe Chi Minh
and more telling. Why erect strawmen, rather than concede what is there before your eyes.

I made no claims about 19th century homeopathy or conventional medicine - which latter would have been no great shakes by our standards today, of course.

"Science, however, is not dogma. It is a practice, and the beauty of it is that anyone can do it. As such, it doesn't suffer self-appointed "high priests" gladly - the scientific method and the results that stem from it overrule personal ego and mob rule every time."

You live in fantasy world. Knowledge without understanding is an onerous liability, although fortunately, in that regard, the victims tend to be the last to realise it.

From the Guardian article linked below:

"So, the suggestion is that you could be forgiven for concluding that science is only possible because scientists are prepared to make a collective leap of faith, a commitment to the prevailing paradigm. Further, science just wouldn't be possible if scientists always and everywhere adhered to the scientific method alone, the procedures that have come to define what counts as rational. Something other than repeated observations and correct inference is required for progress."
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