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ringo
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Message 124 of 146 (663248)
05-22-2012 4:54 PM
Reply to: Message 121 by Vanessa
05-22-2012 3:55 PM


Re: work in progress
Vanessa writes:

... the benefit is achieved by a loss of information.


Different information isn't necessarily a "loss" of information. In your example, losing an arm doesn't constitute a loss of information. One arm or two arms is still the same amount of information.

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Message 146 of 146 (663337)
05-23-2012 12:02 PM
Reply to: Message 126 by Vanessa
05-22-2012 5:47 PM


Re: work in progress
Vanessa writes:

There is an expression "Science progresses one funeral at a time." No scientist, in fact no person in authority, wants that authority undermined, overturned, quashed.


That seems to be a misquote and a thorough misunderstanding of Max Planck:
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A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.

Planck meant the opposite of what you're saying. It's the ones who don't want their ideas changed that have to die out.

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