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Politics : Actual left/right wing discussion

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To: Lane3 who wrote (8698)12/3/2010 5:08:44 PM
From: TimF   of 10074
 
Science doesn't have the rigor or integrity it once had.

It never, near universally, had the rigor many think it has. That probably also applies to integrity. Not a slam of science or scientists, its just they are put on so high of pedestal by some that no real world activity or collection of people could live up to the image.

Science often involves ideas getting more support than they deserve, or being taken further than the deserve, because the ideas become fashionable or get supported by the internal politics withing science or withing specific scientific organizations. In some areas ideas also get influenced by politics from outside of science. That's not a good thing, but then its not an unusual wrong. Its just what happens in real-world human institutions.
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