Saturday, September 13, 2008

Blogs and Things

The ladies and gents at Flares Into Darkness (yargb) cast far and wide and come up with many interesting and intelligent items.

This one for instance struck me as thought provoking : Stevie Wonder Had it Wrong!

An excerpt from the Newscientist ...

The tendency to falsely link cause to effect – a superstition – is occasionally beneficial, says Kevin Foster, an evolutionary biologist at Harvard University.


I liked this part :

However, Wolfgang Forstmeier, an evolutionary biologist at the Max Planck Institute of Ornithology in Starnberg, Germany, argues that by linking cause and effect – often falsely – science is a simply dogmatic form of superstition.

"You have to find the trade off between being superstitious and being ignorant," he says. By ignoring building evidence that contradicts their long-held ideas, "quite a lot of scientists tend to be ignorant quite often,"

Or New Convictions having to do with assumptions and manufactured consensus pertaining certain apocalyptic revelations that may be used by the venal for profit!

Should we apply the same logic to the MSM and certain other groups?

In that context Stevie Wonder had it absolutely right!


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Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

I saw him in concert this summer..ha

9/13/2008 11:23 p.m.  
Blogger talnik said...

Superstition + grant money = man-made global warming.

9/14/2008 8:03 a.m.  
Blogger lumberjack said...

Good article, OM, thanks for that one.

9/14/2008 1:59 p.m.  

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