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