Thursday, March 20, 2014

“Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts.”

“Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts.”  So said my hero Richard Feynman, in a delicious quote I'd not heard before.  Now a group of scientists, including several Nobel laureates, have written a letter in which they invoked Feynman as an example of the kind of scientific maverick they'd like to see more of.

For some reason, climatology came right to mind – with a little fantasy of Richard Feynman meeting Michael Mann.  I'm pretty sure that only Feynman would leave that meeting with his ego intact :)

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