I wrote these two laws down on a scrap of paper years ago. I still have the scrap of paper but not the original reference.
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.
We know climate science is imprecise. Who are our most knowledgeable and also creative climate scientists?
first posted August 04, 2005
Belief in the Truth of a Theory
Second posting May 09, 2008
Belief in the Truth of a Theory (Again)