Re: [ASTRO] "What is Science" FAQ, draft 2

Bill Arnett (
Sat, 11 Sep 1999 15:50:03 -0700

At 9:53 AM -0400 9/9/99, Larry Klaes wrote:
>From: Marty Fouts <>
>... A significant source of confusion in discussions of the philosophy and
> history of science is to intermix the sociology of scientists with
> the epistemological method of science. Scientists are humans and
> suffer from all of the strengths and weaknesses of humans...

Or as Richard Feynman so succinctly put it: "Science is a way of trying to not fool yourself."

Bill Arnett

Emerald Hills, CA  37N 122W              

       "I know that I am mortal and the creature of a day; but when I search
       out the massed wheeling circles of the stars, my feet no longer touch
       the earth, but, side by side with Zeus himself, I take my fill of
       ambrosia, the food of the gods." -- Claudius Ptolemaeus