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Old 07-11-2010, 03:10 PM   #30
Antonio Roca
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Re: Glen Becks $9 online university 9 classes

First of all, I'm sorry I offended you so much that you felt the need to call me woefully ignorant. I thought a nice, well-formed argument would be something to your liking.

More importantly, science seems to do pretty well at making true statements. Sure, there is the occasional mistake, but for the most part a biased conclusion is weeded out very quickly. The same could be said for other disciplines I think, such as mathematics or history. Of course, a biased conclusion isn't necessarily false, but it is more likely to be false and is justified on the wrong grounds.

Also, I don't see how internalizing costs guarantees corruption - in fact, my example of science in academia is an explicit counterexample to your claim. But maybe I am misunderstanding, care to explain?

Last edited by Antonio Roca : 07-11-2010 at 03:23 PM.