talk.origins probability-abiogenesis FAQ criticized
kcc at lucent.com
Thu Jan 11 18:31:39 EST 2001
> You cannot take serious
> panpsychism despite the fact that the most revolutionary and
> important (by his influence on other scientists) founder of
> modern science, Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) was a panpsychist.
Amount of modern science that originated with Kepler's
panpsychist beliefs: 0
Amount of modern science that originated from Kepler when he
was not trying to apply his panpsychist beliefs: more than 0.
This is not an uncommon thing, by the way. Newton's alchemy
went nohwere; his physics and optics founded new fields. The
creationists on talk.origins often refer to various historical
scientists, such as Newton or Kelvin, as creationists, but in
all cases their scientific work was not based on creationism.
Ken Cox kcc at research.bell-labs.com
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