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Got a bit of an online heated discussion on how some philosophers have no background in science, try to define what is science, and how scientists reject pseudoscience might be wrong.

 

It kind of pissed me off. I gave an analogy of philosophers are more or less like novelists. They read a lot, and write down their opinions and story sometimes. But the different is, when novelists write about science, they know that they usually don't know enough science to call it real, and they do not dictate the direction of science. When philosophers do write about science, they write as if they know what they are talking about, and questioned why scientists don't pay them any attention.


Gee. It is like Sport fans. You might shout out your opinions, but the those who are in the professions would ignore you and do what they think is right.