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Ian Molton spyro at armlinux.org
Fri Jun 21 06:52:29 PDT 2002


On 21 Jun 2002 20:43:20 +0800
Steve Bougerolle <steveb at creek-and-cowley.com> wrote:

> 
> 3) The tradition for hundreds or thousands of years in academia has
> been that the proponents of a theory must convince reasonable
> listeners of its truth, not the other way around.

not anymore.

nowadays the basic idea is that one starts with a theory, and people
either accept it and base models on it for practical purposes, or
attempt to refine / replace it.

modern science (when done 'right') is /FAR/ more objective than it used
to  be.
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