Here’s mathematician Granville Sewell on how to challenge a scientific consensus
|September 5, 2013||Posted by News under Mathematics, academic freedom|
But first, read how people who cash regular (often tax-funded) paycheques hush up challenges to a profitable go-nowhere consensus.
How the Scientific Consensus Can Be Challenged
Alas, it seems that today, silencing dissent is not nearly as easy as it used to be.
The Cornell proceedings have now been published by another publisher, World Scientific Publishing Co. (here; my contribution is here.) Notice particularly the little story in “The Common Sense Law of Physics” which shows in a humorous way how silly the compensation argument really is.
And the journal BIO-Complexity has just published my new article “Entropy and Evolution,” which I believe contains the strongest and clearest presentation of my viewpoint to date. The first thought that will occur to many people who read it will be, how could this illogical compensation argument have gone unchallenged for so long in the scientific literature? Well, now you know how.
Anyway. You can not only read but respond to the Cornell proceedings through Uncommon Descent. You can start here and go anywhere.
Come to think of it, Sewell is probably way better known for making us think about the consensus than he would have been if he had just shouted with the noise and not above it, like so many have chosen to do.