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comment by b_b

I think they have to say, "I don't really believe this, but, hey, let's explore it anyway." Without that hedge they will never be taken seriously.

kleinbl00  ·  635 days ago  ·  link  ·  

eppur si muove

b_b  ·  635 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yes, exactly. Look at the difference between Galileo and Capernicus. Cap knew how to work the establishment, so he was allowed to say whatever he wanted. Grovel at the Pope's feet and congratulations!!!, you're not a heretic. If you do things in a way that's impolitic, you're only undermining your mission.

kleinbl00  ·  635 days ago  ·  link  ·