Re: Certainty, Experiments & Facts

Sarah Marr (
Fri, 04 Oct 1996 21:21:55 +0100

At 00:01 01/10/96 EDT, Reilly Jones wrote:

>SM: <I'd rather not be destroyed _and_ honour diversity. Mind you, sometimes
>that's a difficult fight!>
>In this fight, does desiring being destroyed ever prevail over honoring
>diversity? Even once?

Hmmm. No, I don't think I'd ever want to be a martyr. Can't decide whether
that's a failing or a triumph of good sense!

>SM: <When Brown first observed pollen motion there was no theory at all behind
>it.... You don't need a theory to observe, and you don't need a theory to
>record your observations.>
>How did Brown recognize pollen without a theory? Or recognize motion without a

Sounds like we differ on what constitutes a theory, rather than any great
philosophical point.


Sarah Kathryn Marr