Tagged: Susan Haack

Cost of scientific research – and political naivity - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jul 05, 2012

I ended up immersed in the internet activity around the CERN physics seminar on the Higg’s boson last night. It was an unprecedented phenomenon. However, amidst all the fascination, celebration and humour at the (possible) confirmation of the Higg’s particle … Continue reading → … Read More

Scientific knowledge — reliable but not certain - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott May 31, 2012

I find attempts to describe the scientific method in simple terms less and less convincing. And this goes for attempts by  both supporters of science, and those who oppose science. In reality science is a messy process and simple algorithmic … Continue reading → … Read More