Winning and Losing
Posted by Jeff Id on October 21, 2010
I need a break from reading model papers. Tom fuller recently made the point that skeptics are winning the AGW discussion, at least temporarily. It’s an interesting concept, victory in science by those who question.
__What is won?
__What was lost?
I’m sure that some will agree, that on average through history skeptics never win,
Or is it that on average skeptics always win?
As each scientifically contested point is demonstrated by reason,
_____and people become convinced,
___________is that a win for a skeptic or someone else?
Is it just the nature of humanity or is it the nature of logical biology?
What if models are perfect, then who won? What if they have error, who won then?
What if the theory of relativity is proven, or what if it is dis-proven, who won?, the one who believed from the beginning or the one who asked a question?
Jeff, you’re boring me, if nothing can be won or lost then who ever loses the questions.
Maybe Tom is right……..