Sacred Cows? Just in time. Fire up the barbecue, folks
|February 27, 2011||Posted by O'Leary under Books of interest|
Science was at one time defined by its method. Carefully controlled experiments, provisional conclusions, and considered debate once defined the field. But those days have passed. Today, science is defined by public policy statements, consensus, and a set of metaphysical assumptions that cannot be directly tested. Students are told that science is in conflict with “faith” or, worse yet, that faith operates in a different “magisterial” with no real application to the world we inhabit.
I have an article in the collection on neuroscience, sense, and nonsense.