Wednesday, May 04, 2005

science survey

If you could teach the world just one thing...
a survey of over 250 renowned scientists, science communicators, and educators - including 11 Nobel laureates - asking what they would teach the world about science and why

what we found
A number of survey responses emphasise the tentative, provisional character of scientific knowledge, stressing the importance of doubt and uncertainty. Few respondents go as far as Pallab Ghosh does, with his bald statement that 'nothing is true'...

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Comments: science survey

'nothing is true'

not even that
Posted by cs at May 4, 2005 06:39 PM

"I'd like to teach the world to sing - in perfect harmony..."
Posted by Francis Xavier Holden at May 4, 2005 08:00 PM

"'nothing is true'

'not even that'"

How true,
Posted by Nabakov at May 5, 2005 12:41 AM

It's the real thing
Posted by boynton at May 5, 2005 08:45 AM

Brilliant link, B. Like I've got nothing to do but read utterly absorbing examinations of concepts, propositions & speculations. Sod the grading - back to the link...
Posted by Dick at May 8, 2005 03:42 PM

the missing link...
(Read on)

- also I like the way the titles of these examinations have been ultra-condensed.
"the single unifying principle..."
(read on)
"There is no mind/brain duality..."
(read on)
(read on)
Posted by boynton at May 9, 2005 12:26 PM

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