Thursday, June 28, 2007

http://news.yahoo.com/s/space/20070626/sc_space/cratercouldsolve1908tunguskameteormystery

when scientific enquiry works toward finding an answer to a riddle then i give it full marks.

it is refreshing to see that there are those in the scientific community that will pursue a mystery and not draw conclusions without fact.

4 comments:

BBC said...

Shit happens.

dr.alistair said...

too often science acts like a dogmatic religion by denying the possibility of something if it has the potential to upset some pre-existing doctrine.

science works by allowing free inquiry.

it fails when it expects faithful obedience.

and yes, shit happens.

BBC said...

Science is still young in the scope of things. A lot of it and ourselves will be better understood in another five hundred years.

You may not be here, but I will be.

dr.alistair said...

i guess by that metric religion is still young also.....

.....and possibly our material consciousness.