Zen and the Art of Limb-Regeneration
angry doc apologises for the lack of posting; he has been busy over at Mr Wang's blog, discussing the topic of limb-regeneration.
Well, actually, he hasn't; the limb-regeneration part is a red herring.
The discussion, the way angry doc sees it, is about the scientific method and how we should test each claim and require evidence for them. Many participants seem to disagree, and the usual arguments abound, including (links to Wikipedia and Skeptico's blog):
- appeal to “science was wrong before”
- appeal to “science doesn’t know everything”
- appeal to other ways of knowing
- appeal to quantum mechancis
- hasty generalisation
- appeal to be open-minded (added)
Do hop over and have a read (especially if you are a quantum physicist; I think we sorely need the input of one there), but before that, angry doc would once again like to draw his readers' attention to the letter by Mr Shyamal Ghose which he featured in an earlier post.