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  1. #1 How Many Individuals Feel Science Is a Democracy? 
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    Science is not a democracy. And has nothing to do with numbers of believers. That is what makes it such a powerful, and easy thing to mess up.

    Many fools believe it has something to do with a democracy. And nothing is farther from the truth. In history real advancements were made not by the numbers of holy, or high scientists or alchemists. But rather the lonely and quite experimenters.

    I was just curious if everyone knew that. And what they think the odds are that current multi subatomic particle science holds any truth in it.

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    William McCormick


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    If you don't care about your reputation its a democracy.
    If you do care about your reputation its not a democracy.

    But now and again, if a new theory you have is going to smash your reputation. At least put the theory together and ensure it is actually a proovable theory, with the maths and the logic perfectly weaved together.


    "If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe". - Carl Sagan
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    It depends entirely on who you are,


    For einstien science was not a democracy He refused to change his scientific theories for anyone


    For gallileo science was a democracy, ultimately his views changed to avoid social discrimination (and religious lynching)
    It's not how many questions you ask, but the answers you get - Booms

    This is the Acadamy of Science! we don't need to 'prove' anything!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Booms
    For gallileo science was a democracy, ultimately his views changed to avoid social discrimination (and religious lynching)
    I don't think he changed his views. He was put under house arrest and probably didn't bring them forward as much, but I think he kept believing in heliocentrism.
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