Re: science

From: rick pim (rick@post.queensu.ca)
Date: Fri 08 May 1998 - 23:23:47 EEST


> Lord Julian wrote:
> > Common sense definition: science is knowledge.

that's actually remarkably close to the definition proposed by john
ziman, a working physicist who wrote some books on the philosophy of
science ("public knowledge" and "reliable knowledge" are the two i've
read). ziman claims that "science is public knowledge", by which he
means something close to "science is the consensus of opinion on those
topics for which a consensus of opinion can be formed."

obglorantha: how well will this definition work in glorantha?

rp

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