Re: Evidence for "Big Bang Theory"

Carl J Lydick (carl@SOL1.GPS.CALTECH.EDU)
30 Apr 1995 02:59:38 GMT

In article <>, (Gil Hardwick) writes:
=In article <>, Robert Roosen ( writes:
=> Go to the library and look up Trophim Lysenko. The success of a
=>theory depends in part on its political popularity, as an entire
=>generation of Russian geneticists learned to their dismay.
=> Lysenkoism used to be a commonly used term in science--before it
=>became a standard technique of the "political" scientists who are
=>presently setting most public funding policies.
=You don't honestly expect Lyddick or Scott or any of the others to
=swallow such a tale, do you?
=Such "political" scientists (cf "political scientists", both here in
=Australia simply "bureaucrats") such as they would hardly be expected
=to concede policy here in public, would they?

Ah, I see! Gil has made the mistaken assumption that the physical sciences are
conducted the way he approaches anthropology.

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