Saturday, November 28, 2009

Making Science a Joke

There was a climate scientist from Nantucket
Who gathered declining data and said...
"The early scientist believed in the uniformity of natural causes. What they did not believe in was the uniformity of natural causes in a closed system. That little phrase makes all the difference in the world. It makes the difference between natural science and a science that is rooted in naturalistic philosophy. It makes all the difference between what I would call modern science and what I would call modern modern science. It is important to notice that this is not a failing of science as science, but rather that the uniformity of natural causes in a closed system has become the dominant philosophy among scientists."- Francis Schaeffer in Escape from Reason.
It appears that now we have taken the next step into a new era of post-modern science. This involves even a further closing of the system that excludes any contrary data or opinions of skeptical scientists in favor of the promotion of a political or philosophical agenda.

But, at least, we still have serious science performed in some circles:
Scientific tests prove when you drink Dr. Pepper slow, the 23 flavors taste even better.[...] Trust me. I'm a doctor.

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