"It is the unhappy fate of the scientist today that he must play the role of Cassandra in the body politic, sending his fellow men to bed with nightmares in the hope to be heard in time."

- Arthur von Hippel, in "The Molecular Designing of Materials" (h/t @upbeatprof)

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Fallibility of Science

While consensus is imperfectly reliable, anti-consensus positions are often embarassing. Nobody should take more than one, and you should choose very carefully.

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