Friday, February 20, 2009

How Science Works Today

Please find for your consideration an article by Steve Quake describing how science works today in the modern university system. Unfortunately, it's factually accurate.

The guy has some interesting research accomplishments, so he must be a good scientist. It's funny though, as soon as he enters the political realm in his discussion, his scientific method goes out the window. He actually trots out the expression "the exception that proves the rule," which is possibly the most deeply stupid idiom in any language. Why does that dumb expression even exist? A true exception disproves a rule. Period. Stupidity.

Challenge 1: Disprove my rule regarding true exceptions disproving rules by finding an exception.

Challenge 2: Become a snake and eat your own tail.

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