Thursday, May 31, 2012

A reflection

I do have a sneaking suspicion that bad science can be blamed in part for the Pratt Hill tragedy. Clearly the place got lots of attention from people because of their initial interest in the Upton Chamber. I also think that getting it wrong prepares people for long term battles with false knowledge and therefore weak knowledge. And these scientific confusions spill over into the minds that are listening; becoming the false history of the moment.

1 comment :

pwax said...

I should add that there is nothing wrong with the science of Mavor and Dix. They were careful observers. Thing is, they were working with a small sample, maybe too small a sample.