November 23, 2007

JUST BECAUSE SCIENCE IS WRONG DOESN'T MAKE THE COUNTEREVIDENCE MAGIC:

Harvard Physicist Plays Magician With the Speed of Light (Erin Biba, 10.23.07 , Wired)

Lene Vestergaard Hau can stop a pulse of light in midflight, start it up again at 0.13 miles per hour, and then make it appear in a completely different location. "It's like a little magic trick," says Hau, a Harvard physicist.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 23, 2007 3:16 PM
Comments

Science is not wrong. Scientists are wrong.

Posted by: ic at November 23, 2007 3:52 PM

And don't forget that most science journalists know little about science, and if they are like other journalists, avoided science and math and stats and engineering classes as if they were part of a vast, secret right-wing conspiracy.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at November 23, 2007 5:54 PM

Science is just what scientists believe at any given moment.

Posted by: oj at November 23, 2007 6:46 PM

Few scientists know much of science. They're just tradesmen, not philosophers.

Posted by: oj at November 24, 2007 12:13 AM
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