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. They seem relevant to dicussions about power stations, the Murray River and especially the universe.
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.
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