Half the Facts You Know Are Probably Wrong

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Half the Facts You Know Are Probably Wrong

Post by panama » Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:22 am

An excellent article on the development of scientific knowledge.

http://reason.com/archives/2012/12/24/h ... obably-wro
...that science increases exponentially, at a compound interest of about 7 percent per annum, thus doubling in size every 10–15 years, growing by a factor of 10 every half century, and by something like a factor of a million in the 300 years which separate us from the seventeenth-century invention of the scientific paper when the process began
Thanks to BrianP who posted this on Facebook.

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Re: Half the Facts You Know Are Probably Wrong

Post by panama » Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:22 am

panama wrote: Thanks to BrianP who posted this on Facebook.
Why doesn't the miserable bugger post here anymore?

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Re: Half the Facts You Know Are Probably Wrong

Post by polomint38 » Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:23 am

Croydon13013 wrote:
panama wrote: Thanks to BrianP who posted this on Facebook.
Why doesn't the miserable bugger post here anymore?
He isn't a miserable bugger, he's a very..... Oh that Brian, sorry @CroydonyBobby as you were.

Sorry for questioning the wisdom of the second most intelligent person from Croydon. How is Matthew Wright by the way.

ETA:

That would be third most intelligent, I forgot Kate Moss.

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Re: Half the Facts You Know Are Probably Wrong

Post by polomint38 » Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:24 am

polomint38 wrote: That would be third most intelligent, I forgot Kate Moss.
Sorry fourth, I forgot Sarah Jane Smith http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/South_Croydon

Fifth if you count her aunt Lavinia.

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Re: Half the Facts You Know Are Probably Wrong

Post by Croydon13013 » Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:25 am

polomint38 wrote:
polomint38 wrote: That would be third most intelligent, I forgot Kate Moss.
Sorry fourth, I forgot Sarah Jane Smith http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/South_Croydon

Fifth if you count her aunt Lavinia.
You've quite correctly missed out thickies such as Sir Julian Huxley, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Cicely Mary Barker, Derren Brown, Samuel Coleridge Taylor and Sir David Lean, but if you are going to include fictitious characters such as Sarah Jane then you have to include Bloody Martin Smith, Captain Darling, Terry & June and also the entire cast of Peep Show.
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