July 31, 2004

Economist Fisks Journalist on Science

from - smijer

And How! Easterbrook's attempt to "demystify" science (by naively appealing to general scientific dissatisfaction with the iconclast status of a certain British occupant of the Lucasian Chair) fall flat. Meanwhile, an economist puts Hawking's status into perspective and calls Easterbrook's credibility into question as effectively as any grad assistant might. Well done, Brad D., especially your concise presentation of the the correlation between Newton's first law and relativistic travel along the geodesic.

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Posted by smijer at July 31, 2004 10:26 PM
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