FOM: Hersh on consensus and reproducibility
pratt at cs.Stanford.EDU
Wed Jan 7 15:46:41 EST 1998
From: Reuben Hersh
> I DON'T THINK SO. I AM AFRAID I FAILED TO STRESS THATOF
> THE TWO CRITERIA FOR A SCIEN CE, REPRODUCIBILITY AND CONSENSUS,
> IT IS REPRODUCIBILITY THAT COJES FIRST.
If I argued against this I'd only be reproducing Martin Davis' fine
>Anyhow, how are these patterns reproducible? We can write the proofs in
>our textbooks or articles and present them in lectures. Trained
>mathematicians will nod their heads and agree. THIS FORM OF
>REPRODUCIBILITY IS JUST AS AVAILABLE TO CATHOLIC THEOLOGIANS.
So I'll just vote for consensus. :)
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