Re: evolution and facts
Ruby Rohrlich (rohrlich@GWIS2.CIRC.GWU.EDU)
Tue, 5 Mar 1996 23:50:36 -0500
I think the Culture of Science is a most interesting topic, but couldn't
seem to insert the topic into the thread on science some time ago. By
"culture of science," we mean the values -- for example, witch-hunting -- of
this culture. Ruby Rohrlich
On Tue, 5 Mar 1996, cpate wrote:
> Thanks to you too,John R. Cole:
> I'm thinking, but don't have time for a full reply. Witch-hunters are
> always more despicable than mere absolutists. But with all it's blessings, is
> not science a human institution, and prone to some human frailties? Seems I've
> heard rumors once in a while of a little witch-hunting in the name of science?
> It's more exciting to challenge superstition in Galileo's style than
> Copernicus' more Socratic fashion. Or was Copernicus spared the fate of
> Socrates only by his early demise? Will we ever know?