On Wednesday, April 10, 2013 1:46:09 PM UTC-4, John Clark wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 8, 2013 at 8:50 AM, Craig Weinberg 
> <whats...@gmail.com<javascript:>
> > wrote:
> This to me is revealing of the overall decline of science as tool of 
>> Enlightenment into it's corrupt, indulgence-selling era.
> Yes, what's killing the Enlightenment is the lack of papers about 
> astrology and numerology, so Nature and Science need to start publishing 
> some. 

There is nothing in numerology or astrology which is even remotely as flaky 
as modern cosmology. Our current understanding of nature is a way to make a 
lot of incompatible equations make sense by dismantling the reality of what 
those equations were supposed to describe.

>> > The same thing can be seen with universities, as the prestige brand 
>> institutions are elevated beyond the reach of anyone but the most 
>> overprepared students
> Yes, Harvard Yale and Princeton need to start picking stupider students, 
> that will get the Enlightenment going again!

Being overprepared is not about being intelligent, it is about being well 
financed and well chaperoned. Just ask Yale alum, George W. Bush.



>   John K Clark

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