Monday, July 29, 2013

Karl Pearson on Environmentalism

"The first aim of any genuine work of science, however popular, ought to be the presentation of such a classification of facts that the reader's mind is irresistibly led to acknowledge a logical sequence —a law which appeals to the reason before it captivates the imagination. Let us be quite sure that whenever we come across a conclusion in a scientific work which does not flow from the classification of facts, or which is not directly stated by the author to be an assumption, then we are dealing with bad science."

Karl Pearson (2008-05-21). THE GRAMMAR OF SCIENCE (1900) (Kindle Locations 370-375).  . Kindle Edition. 

The Grammar of Science was published in 1900.

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