Faith and Free Market Economics

Tom tomwhore@wsmf.org
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
--]faith?


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
vampire.

-tom