Faith and Free Market Economics
Wed, 30 May 2001 14:26:42 -0400 (EDT)
On Wed, 30 May 2001, Jeff Bone wrote:
--]Absolute Truth. More generally, scientists routinely derive
--]approximate predictions, hypotheses, etc. by applying theories they
--]know to be fundamentally incorrect but which are useful in context.
--]And applied scientists (i.e., engineers) base their entire vocation on
--]such practices. Is doing so merely a pragmatic choice, or is it
Six of one, half a dozen the other.
The crux of the matter is that you can still find usefull
infromation/ideas/whatever in things not fully or even partialy known.
To me the more amusing aspect of this thread is watching folks run from a
word like it was a hefty loaf of garlic bread being served up to a