SciencePunk

Journalist Michael Specter makes a erudite and impassioned plea for reason and critical thinking in this video from TED. It’s a fantastic speech, and huge tracts could have sprung from my own lips (and probably have done on one occassion or another). He even paraphrases a favourite bon mot of mine: “science is a process not a pronoun”. Check it out:

Hat tip: Brian

Comments

  1. #1 Collin
    August 19, 2011

    “Science is a process, not a pronoun”? What does that mean?

    If you’re referring to the use of the word “science” as an abstract noun (which is the correct term, not pronoun), this is just part of the way English is spoken, and indeed you used the word “reason” in just this way right here.

    If you’re referring to something in that weird mind-game they call epistomology, then that’s a futile way to try to promote science. It’s full of twists, all leading potentially to religious innuendos.