Friday, November 13, 2009

Physics and Pixie Dust

Friday after Pentecost 23
November 13, 2009

The Lord be with you

Scientists cheating? Say it isn’t so! Aah, but it is so. They are humans after all. And they have been doing it, and getting away with it. Who knows what fraction is actually caught? While visiting Rev. Greg Alms blog (incarnates est) I found a link to an article titled Physics and Pixie Dust - PLASTIC FANTASTIC: How the Biggest Fraud in Physics Shook the Scientific World, found on the American Scientist blog. Greg starts his post with the words:

I love stories like these. Scientists who become cheaters and frauds. I like them so much because they remind me that science is human. That the grand temples of human inquiry we build and pay homage to are, in the end, inventions of our mind. They are not facts but fallible explanations of facts. They are human attempts to explain what we encounter. Science is not the universe; it is tiny silly people looking at the universe. (For the rest of Rev. Alms comments click here.)

Blessings in Christ
Pastor John Rickert

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