Re: Patriarchy: Re: What Matriarchy?

William Edward Woody (
Tue, 06 Aug 1996 00:56:01 -0700 (Stuart Yeates) wrote:

> Stephen Barnard ( wrote:
> I beg to differ. Faith-based systems of knowledge are filtered though
> hypothesis-testing, but at a courser level. Scientific knowledge is
> is tested `atomically,' one axiom at a time. In general faith-based
> systems of knowledge are subjected to a single hypothesis-test - does
> the society sink or swim ? ...

BZZZZZZZT! Wrong answer!

And as your punishment, I hereby banish you to a History of Science
class, with a Philosophy of Science class as an option.

- Bill

Who is always impressed, even today, when he sees a graph of the
established mass of the electron plotted against the date the
data was gathered. You see, Miliken <<cheated>> when he did his
oil-drop experiment. Didn't have the time to test all his
axioms, you see, and just had to fudge the data to rush his
results (which he "knew" beforehand and selected data to prove)
into publication.

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