Wednesday, 2 December 2009

junk science

?One of the problems with people interpreting stuff seems to be that folks can't seem to tell what the difference is between guys like Carl Sagan and Uri Geller.

Of course its not helped when people who are scientists Phil Jones are seen to be blurring the lines between Carl and Uri.

This whole debacle has shown up how bad for science it is when it gets bent around by politics and belief.

I somehow think that just like religion we need to separate science and state, but the challenge here is how. As surely in our sophisticated world science is an integral part of our society (well if you don't live on an island like Robinson Crusoe). So its crucial for all members of society (who vote) to grasp what's going on.

Maybe we should teach Science in schools. Hang on ...

1 comment:

Charles Maclauchlan said...

"Maybe we should teach science in schools." I'm enjoying your wit. I'm also enjoying the cries of the leaked claiming words are being taken out of context. To quote a pundit:
"..explaining that, among scientists, the words "trick," "hide the decline" and "garbage" do not mean "trick," "hide the decline" and "garbage." These words actually mean "onion soup," "sexual submissive" and "Gary, Ind."