OK to Challenge Einstein, But Not AGW
I received my first ever copy of Cosmos magazine today(September issue). The 112 page glossy has some good stories including a piece titled ‘Pulsar a stellar double act’ (pg 23) that explains how scientists at the Univeristy of British Columbia,Vancouver, are still trying to disprove Einsteins’s General Theory of Relativity.
Why is it OK to keep challenging Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, but not some of our less predictive theories like ‘anthropogenic global warming’(AGW)?
This all reminded me of the ‘two laws’ I wrote down on a scrap of paper years ago and posted here:
Harris’s First Law:
Belief in the truth of a theory is inversely proportional to the precision of the science.
Harris’s Second Law:
The creativity of a scientist is directly proportional to how much he knows, and inversely proportional to how much he believes.