[ RadSafe ] The human sex odds at birth after the atmospheric atomic bomb tests, after Chernobyl, and in the vicinity of nuclear facilities
doug.huffman at wildblue.net
Thu May 26 17:27:22 CDT 2011
I am working though the demarcation problem, with Karl Popper on one
side and familiar and, now lately and attractive, Randianism/Objectivism
on the other.
Previously someone had argued for design in evolution using a
connect-the-dots argument, (a corruption of interpolation, I believe).
To which I retorted, a coincidental collection of dots on an
epistemological mapping could be connected in a variety of ways that
only revealed one's prejudices. I received kudos for the bon mot from
the author of Extinction: Bad Luck or Bad Genes.
Popper addresses the issue in 'simplicity' as a guide to truth, and
carefully stating a question to minimize the freedom in its answer.
On 5/26/2011 16:13, Brennan, Mike (DOH) wrote:
>>From the Medical Express article: " Their analyses show a significant
> gender gap in all three cases:"
> I think "show" might be an overstatement. "Suggests", or "implies"
> might be better. There are a lot of ways of drawing lines through the
> points on the graphs, and coloration does not prove causality.
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