“Replication is to the scientific process what water is to a swimming pool: without it, you’ve just got a lot of people in safety goggles angrily beating the floor with their fists. It is a simple enough principle. If your experiment says a certain effect should follow a certain cause, then anybody replicating that cause… Read More
“Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy; but after a war it seems more like astrology.” Rebecca West (1892 to 1983) Dame Cicily Isabel Fairfield DBE, known as Rebecca West, or Dame Rebecca West, was a British author, journalist, literary critic and travel writer.
“The elephant in the room, Pigliucci says, is that scientific and technological advances have allowed us to group into vast nations, and the biggest winner from that seems to have been the military complexes designed to keep one scientifically armed nation from massacring another. The money we spend on military science and its applications far outweighs all other “public… Read More