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Experts Aren't Deities

OneForFreedom Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 1:02 PM
The way I read the article, Dr. Williams is simply saying that if someone is an expert in one field of study, this does not make him/her an expert in other fields. And of course, they're not infallible in their own fields, either.
OneForFreedom Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 3:09 PM
I don't know much about either. Except that my house is now worth less than I paid for it, 20 years ago (not even taking inflation into account). I thank Cuyahoga County for that one.

Oh, and the Browns slogan "there's always next year" with respect to the Super Bowl...
Arley2 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 1:39 PM
I'm reminded of a guy I once knew who made a huge amount of money in Dallas real estate and suddenly (magically maybe) knew exactly how the Southern Methodist football team should operate.

He knew real estate, but nothing about football.

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)...