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      I miss not knocking heads with you in the subforum, PF13. But it's actually been a blessing as I find most minds are made by will. People believe what they want to believe --and no amount of data will change them. Time's too short. I thought of you this morning, though. Here's the link that prompted my thoughts: Instapundit » Blog Archive » HOW’S THAT HOPEY-CHANGEY STUFF WORKIN’ OUT FOR YA? (CONT’D): From Megan McArdle, this scary chart:…
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    In general, we look for a new law by the following process: First we guess it; then we compute the consequences of the guess to see what would be implied if this law that we guessed is right; then we compare the result of the computation to nature, with experiment or experience, compare it directly with observation, to see if it works. If it disagrees with experiment, it is wrong. In that simple statement is the key to science. It does not make any difference how beautiful your guess is, it does not make any difference how smart you are, who made the guess, or what his name is – if it disagrees with experiment, it is wrong. – Dr. Richard Feynman