and then went on to say "he also has no illusions about the all-too-human
element in scientific reasoning."
I appreciate that quotation from Benno Muller-Hill, Paul. It sums up in
only a few words why I entered physics in the first place. Although I'd
probably, having abandoned the profession for computers nearly four
decades ago, substitute the words "few other people" for "nobody else" in
I sent a longer post last night in which I was trying to express your last
sentiments; you summed it up much better than I did. This attitude toward
the human element of scientific reasoning is one reason I like reading
Stephen Gould very much; why I find Dawkins a turn-off. The pages of
PHYSICS TODAY, a monthly journal I still keep up with from time to time,
often carries articles dealing with this phenomenon.
Nice to meet you at the NTSE, Paul.