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December 14, 2006

Jeff R.:Eureka!

Science is a lie.

History shows it. All major discoveries simply leap straight into the mind of the discoverers, while they're doing something that's, at best, tangentally related to the idea who's time had come. Newton gets hit by an apple and discovers universal gravitation. Archimedes draws too much water for his bath and finds the formula for bouyancy. A couple of biochemists look at a spiral staircase and unravel DNA.

All of that business with carefully tested hypotheses and experimental rigor is pure bunkum, a line to get government grants. When it's steam-engine time, someone will build steam engines.

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Does that mean Archimedes was farting in his bathtub...?

Posted by: Stacy at December 14, 2006 4:31 PM · Permalink

Mr. Parx was.

Posted by: kasac at December 14, 2006 4:36 PM · Permalink

What the....Hey! It's fiction, I tell you! Fiction!


Posted by: Mr. Parx at December 18, 2006 12:45 PM · Permalink

Check before you post!