Thursday, August 17, 2006

The Religion of Science

Why does science start to feel a lot like religion these days? From a Time article on String Theory:
It was bad enough, they say, when string theorists treated nonbelievers as though they were a little slow-witted. Now, it seems, at least some superstring advocates are ready to abandon the essential definition of science itself on the basis that string theory is too important to be hampered by old-fashioned notions of experimental proof.

Sounds a bit like certain segments of the environmental movement doesn’t it?

HatTip: Not Even Wrong via ElectEcon

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