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How does understanding one of the great ideas of western civilization, in science, help one be a good scientist?

Scientists need to learn to trust the data, the information found, rather than preconceived notions. They need to follow the facts to find proximate causes.

That's all an engineer does, really, is deal with proximate causes. The good ones do, anyway. Most of the others start finding it difficult to find jobs, or end up in a courtroom explaining why they didn't bother to verify that the steel in the bolts holding the bridges was up to to specification.

Why do you regard science as "quasi-religion," Mr. Schmidtman? And why do you think engineering any different from the application of any other science?

Comment Posted By Ed Darrell On 12.08.2006 @ 11:06



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