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Re: Is Ufology 'Anti-Science'?

From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2007 00:00:44 +0100
Archived: Sun, 14 Oct 2007 22:17:12 -0400
Subject: Re: Is Ufology 'Anti-Science'?


>From: Richard Hall <dh12.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2007 10:52:06 -0400
>Subject: Re: Is Ufology 'Anti-Science'?

>Are you saying you see 'then' as the norm? Obviously we are
>talking about modern science here, not ancient thinking and
>endeavors. As a philosophy graduate, I am aware that modern
>science evolved out of the old thinking, of course. You seem
>to be quaintly defining science in ancient, outmoded terms.

>In regard to your final comment, scientific -method- is a thing
>that you do and that anyone can do, but who you do it for can be
>vitally important. Among other things, that determines how
>professional or amateurish you efforts are.

Hi Dick,

What goes around comes around - science is science, regardless of
motives and regardless of the passage of time.

As for 'professionalism' - I think you know as well as me that
modern professions are mostly composed of rote-learners - with
little desire to make enemies by making a real discovery. The
more prestigious the post, the greater the need to keep things
as they are.

Many in the past, and most recently Lee Smolin - in 'The Trouble
with Physics' - agree with that conclusion.


Cheers

Ray D


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