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Experts Aren't Deities

John2038 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 7:41 AM
Gasp! The "experts" aren't perfect? What's next? You going to try and tell us that movie stars aren't also experts on foreign policy?
Polly1 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 1:29 PM
On foreign policy, maybe not. But I still remember with affection Danny Glover's rant that the earthquake in Haiti was caused by global warming. Now THERE'S an actor who knows his science.

Let's look at experts. Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) was a mathematician and scientist. Newton has to be the greatest and most influential scientist who has ever lived. He laid the foundation for classical mechanics, and his genius transformed our understanding of science, particularly in the areas of physics, mathematics and astronomy. What's not widely known is that Newton spent most of his waking hours on alchemy; his experiments included trying to turn lead into gold. Though he wrote volumes on alchemy, after his death Britain's Royal Society deemed that they were "not fit to be printed."

Lord William Thomson Kelvin (1824-1907)...