Thursday, February 02, 2012

Climate Scientists in Good Company

Castigating scientists for made-up preconceived notions has been done before....
"Most controversial is the evolutionary question. I have done a great deal of work on Darwin and can say with some assurance that Darwin did not derive his theory from nature but rather superimposed a certain philosophical world-view on nature and then spent 20 years trying to gather the facts to make it stick."

-- Immanuel Velikovsky
If you don't know, Velikovsky was a whack job psychiatrist and best-selling writer with some...shall we say, unusual...ideas about global catastrophes and the solar system. If he were alive today he would be a shoo-in for a Bloggie in the category of Best Science or Technology Weblog.

1 comment:

J Bowers said...

“This world is a strange madhouse. Currently, every coachman and every waiter is debating whether relativity theory is correct. Belief in this matter depends on political party affiliation.” -- Albert Einstein in a letter to Marcel Grossmann, 1920.