Sunday, January 24, 2016

Hitler doesn't get a postdoc in High Energy Theory

Via Peter Woit at Not Even Wrong. I think it's hysterical and also incisive.

See also A Tale of Two Geeks and Voting and Weighing.
You might think science is a weighing machine, with experiments determining which theories survive and which ones perish. Healthy sciences certainly are weighing machines, and the imminence of weighing forces honesty in the voting. However, in particle physics the timescale over which voting is superseded by weighing has become decades -- the length of a person's entire scientific career.
Oh, and also: Frauds!

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