[Taxacom] counting the number of species on Earth ... for the Ark

Curtis Clark lists at curtisclark.org
Tue Feb 25 23:19:03 CST 2014

On 2014-02-25 5:40 PM, John Grehan wrote:
> What does the "choice between evidence and belief" really mean. 

I'm not using this in the politicized sense that you imply, but rather 
as the end points of a continuum. Science as a way of knowing relies 
absolutely on evidence, but science as a social system has a major 
belief and appeal-to-authority component. Plenty of scientists, 
historians of science, and philosophers of science have written about 
the good, the bad, and the ugly of the social systems of science.

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