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The Other Side of the Argument

Science and politics mixes as well as religion and politics.  Politics puts science in a box; but science functions best best when there is no damn box.  Healthy skepticism is demonized.  The strength of an argument can be measured in its tolerance of and response to dissent.

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The Arrogance of Model Makers

From a lecture given at Caltech by writer Michael Crichton in 2003 entitled Aliens Cause Global Warming Stepping back, I have to say the arrogance of the model-makers is breathtaking. There have been, in every century, scientists who say they…

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