Posted: Nov 22, 2010 2:28 pm
by Cito di Pense
archibald wrote:I do like this though, from the wiki page:

The classic statement of scientism is from the physicist Ernest Rutherford: "there is physics and there is stamp-collecting."

That's a domestic dispute amongst those who deal in the empirical, and is not about woo-heads. People who collect artifacts are not woo-heads, but they are, for all of that, collecting and collating. We are told, "this will be a science, real soon now".