Re: These guard dogs (Re: Evidence for "Big Bang Theory")

William S. Lawson (
5 May 1995 15:50:52 GMT

In article <>, (Robert Roosen) writes:
|> Carl J Lydick (carl@SOL1.GPS.CALTECH.EDU) wrote:

|> : Disclaimer: Hey, I understand VAXen and VMS. That's what I get paid for. My
|> : understanding of astronomy is purely at the amateur level (or below).
|> My understanding of astronomy, anthropology and astrology is at
|> the professional level or above.
|> If you are the amateur you claim to be, then you are parroting
|> the opinions of others, not thinking for yourself.

|> VAX--isn't that one of those outdated technologies?
|> Am I detecting a pattern here :-)

No, but we are. Truth is impervious to authority. Many an amateur understands
things better than self-proclaimed professionals. Contrary to popular opinion,
science is an anti-authoritarian discipline. It is not the informed heretic
who is burned at the stake, but the groundless proclaimers.
-- Bill Lawson