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December 14, 2009

#675: Revolutionary


Person: Yes, science is an open process in which a good idea can come from anybody.

Person: Yes, widely-believed theories are

on occasion

overturned by simple thought experiments.

Person: And yes, your philosophy degree equips you to ask interesting questions sometimes.

[[The person is talking to a philosopher with a goatee, who is sitting at a computer.]]

Person: But you did not just overturn special relativity, a subject you learned about an hour ago, with your “racecar on a train” idea.

Philosopher: You just don’t like that I’m turning a rational eye to your dogma. Hey, what’s the email for the president of physics?