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Re: Language superiority, improvement, etc.

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Tuesday, October 20, 1998, 11:42
Christopher Palmer wrote:
> > Rather I think we have a tendency to a given position, for whatever > > reasons, and thus we are more receptive to research or positions that > > reinforce or develop that position. > > That would be 'bad science'.
Unfortunately, it's also "real science". Scientists are just as human as everyone else. Just look at environmental issues; all too often, only scientists who are pro-accepted theory get funding. Whether or not global warming is real, for instance, anti-global warming scientists have a much harder time getting funding than pro-global warming. The same goes for evolution; many scientists are afraid of publishing findings that could be used by creationists. -- "It's bad manners to talk about ropes in the house of a man whose father was hanged." - Irish proverb ICQ: 18656696 AOL: NikTailor