Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A Superb, To-The-Point Article About Who the REAL Scientists Are

Please read the entire article, here. In the meantime here is what you need to now to tell the difference between a real scientist and an advocate masquerading as a scientist:
  • good scientist would rather live with an unpleasant truth than embrace a comfortable lie.
  • Good scientists do not suppress debate, they insist on it.
  • Good scientists with opposing views attack one another’s arguments, but not each other.
  • good scientist knows that skepticism, whether or not it is the sign of a heretic, is actually essential to the practice of good science.
  • good scientist would rather be right than be President.
  • good scientist knows that 2 + 2 = 4, always has, and always will, no matter who occupies the positions of power in politics or culture.
  • good scientist knows that science is not a democracy, that scientific truth is not determined by a show of hands, and that consensus and authority are there to be challengednot to be accepted without question.
Hat tip to Dr. Judy Curry. 

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