Re: [asa] What causes students to move from faith?

From: D. F. Siemens, Jr. <>
Date: Wed Sep 13 2006 - 17:34:12 EDT

On Wed, 13 Sep 2006 12:49:20 EDT writes:
in small part:
Perhaps the main difference is that experimental sciences
can (in principle) acquire large quantities of identical data,
and therefore can reduce the margin of doubt significantly,
whereas history is forced to seek other means to achieve
some of the same certainty. Skilled craftsmen in the respective
vocations would have the best experience to achieve this
objective, but both are falible to mistakes, misinterpretations,
oversights, etc.

However, the "identical" will normally have a Gaussian spread, whereas
the standard formulas produce an exact number. Either Moorad's physical
devices are more or less or the models only fit kinda.

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