The elusive nature of reality is seen in climate science as well. The eternal quest for “consensus” isn’t really how science works, because scientists tend to be wary of absolutes and consider most knowledge to be provisional. We can be certain that we’ll always have to cope with some level of uncertainty. But that’s no reason to sit around in a befogged stupor, doing nothing.Also at WaPo, Brad Plumer has a preview of tomorrow's 5AR.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
"In a Befogged Stupor, Doing Nothing"
Joel Achenbach in the Washington Post, comparing climate science and claims of lingering uncertainties about the JFK assassination:
Posted by David Appell at 9/26/2013 01:02:00 PM