You know nothing, Jo(h)n Snow: Why do famous scientists so often stand in the way of Scientific Revolutions?
Much of the catfight that is happening on the internet centers around science and being responsive to evidence. The story that Science and its generally liberal allies like to put out about it is that scientists (and by proxy liberals) are responsive to evidence. In fact though, anyone who studies the history of science knows that scientists are often the LEAST responsive people to the evidence. Why? Because they LOVE their pet theories. I mean, seriously. Think about it. You devote your whole life to an idea. You cherish it. It’s your baby. And then along comes somebody nobody has...Read More