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Paraphrasing Dalrymple in an environment where every fact is malleable, every interpretation politicized, where empreror of the West, burning Bush, can go away with numerous daily lies it is no wonder that His Holyness was misquoted and misunderstood.

I do agree with thougths expressed in his speech especially about science and human sciences.
Mathematicians still have no proper definition of number, many basic theorems of scientific world have no proof, they have been just accepted and used.
Human sciences tried to emulate natural sciences with very mixed results - when they try to apply such methods to humanity many important things, like faith, drop out in approximation of used methods, like cutting exponential curves in their most important but indefinite part. But many scientists and parrots from ordinary public do not say about faults of their theories and methods and THEY JUDGE.


by FarEasterner on Sat Sep 16th, 2006 at 07:48:49 AM EST

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