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Re: [Phys-l] Prof. Hal Lewis resigns from APS

Ah oh!

I usta make fun of truth by democracy (majority rule) in my classes by having the students vote on the "correct" interpretation of a demo. or whatever. Fortunately, often the majority was convincingly wrong, so I could make my point.

Perhaps John meant majority of "experts", but then how does one define that?

bc thinks "clickers" is a bit different.

p.s. there's an answer your question site (Yahoo answers) wherein the various answers are voted on!!! I too ofter open it when I'm googling and AFAICR it's been UNSATISFACTORY.

On 2010, Oct 11, , at 15:17, John Clement wrote:

Scientific "truth" is what the majority says it is, based on the
evidence that they see as relevant.