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Message 44 of 130 (25884)
12-07-2002 8:26 PM
Reply to: Message 41 by edge
12-07-2002 7:20 PM

I regret this. I was simply trying to (tactfully at first) suggest that one learn a bit about the subject before rejecting old work and expounding new theories based on incomplete knowledge. Apparently, my strategy has failed.
Isn't this how the most significant discoveries come about in science? Isn't it a scientist who decides the current analysis of the data is flawed that usually makes a real breakthrough? I just watched a beautiful mind again the other night seems John Nash didn't seem to keen on following along with what everyone else thought. Innovation< imagination, this is where the discovery is made. Would we ever learn anything new if everyone just took what we had and stuck with that?
There are different types of people needed to advance science. You need the imaginative people who run off and come up with ideas. You need people to verify and discredit these ideas. Otherwise it will get out of control. So neither type is more intelligent they just have a different role. Why is someone condemned for using their imagination to make discoveries? Their role is just as significant as the mainstream scientist who just regurgitates and critiques.
I know I'm not involved in this thread I just was thinking about this as I caught up on what's going on here.
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Message 48 of 130 (25905)
12-08-2002 12:42 AM
Reply to: Message 47 by edge
12-08-2002 12:06 AM

Somehow, I can't equate John Nash with a creation scientist....
Wasn't what I was trying to do. You seem to have lost the whole point I was getting at in my original post. Both imagination and the bore crew are needed in science. Neither is more important to the process. All imagination, then things get out of control. Too much of the bore crew and the continue along and never learn anything new. Yes most discoveries come from blood sweat and beer but, these are the little discoveries that fit into an idea the imagination had. The actual breakthroughs the real discoveries are from the imaginative minds. The bore crew grinds along discovering the imagination is right or wrong.
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