Agreed. This was the same bunch of people that burned Giordono Bruno back a few 
hundred years ago. They weren't concerned with being faithful to reason, but 
they were faithful to making sure people viewed them as infaliable. Kept the 
cash flowing in, as well as supressed disturbing data about the world. But, by 
extension, should we not condemm Heisenberg for running the nazis, A-bomb 
program. Here is, perhaps, the most brilliant physicist, of the 20th century (I 
put Hugh Everett higher) and here he goes working for old adolf. There are 
plenty of stones to cast, its target rich. 

Mitch



-----Original Message-----
From: John Clark <johnkcl...@gmail.com>
To: everything-list <everything-list@googlegroups.com>
Sent: Sun, Sep 8, 2013 12:58 pm
Subject: Re: What gives philosophers a bad name?







On Sat, Sep 7, 2013 at 6:48 PM, <spudboy...@aol.com> wrote:



> Yes, your reading Feyerabend, suggests that [...]




Speaking of things that give philosophy a bad name consider these words of 
wisdom from Feyerabend:


 "The church at the time of Galileo was much more faithful to reason than 
Galileo himself, and also took into consideration the ethical and social 
consequences of Galileo's doctrine. Its verdict against Galileo was rational 
and just, and revisionism can be legitimized solely for motives of political 
opportunism."


No doubt there are those on this list who will try to make excuses for the 
above moronic statement, but the fact remains  that most professional 
philosophers think any provocative statement can make them stand out no matter 
how dimwitted it is.


  John K Clark


 





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