Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Scientific Mind

"'The idea that any science is "finished" violates all the norms of the science process, which should, by definition, be permanently open to new data and new ideas. The history of science is full of examples of so-called ‘normal science’ that is shown to be wrong on the basis of a single critical piece of data or a new idea. That’s all we were trying to do at the [Geological Association of Canada] meeting — keep our minds open.'"