From: Howard J. Van Till (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Sep 25 2003 - 11:07:31 EDT
>From: "Steve Petermann" <email@example.com>
> Howard wrote:
>> 1. That's a remarkably generous way of scoring this game. Your are saying,
>> in effect, that even the nuttiest of proposals may be given credit for
>> stimulating responsible scientists to do better science. True, perhaps,
>> that doesn't make the nutty proposal any less nutty, does it?
> Nutty? Can you make a case for that characterization?
Relax, Steve. I didn't call any particular proposal "nutty." I was merely
looking at the logic of your earlier remark that, "Any challenge to current
theory in science creates an impetus for new creativity." What I pointed
out was that, while that might be the case, it contributes nothing to the
credibility of the proposal.
Howard Van Till
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