What happened to the constructivists?

SL Forsburg susan_forsburg at qm.salk.edu
Tue Apr 30 09:36:14 EST 1996


Neo Martinez wrote:
 
> > i don't give the
> > theory that much power, myself.   I think RNA polymerase would work
> > the same way if we were all vaporised tomorrow.  Our descriptions
> > as yet may only approximate how it works, granted, but it works.
> >
> 
> I think you do.  You think that your theory of RNA polymerase is so real
> that it would be unaffected by our collective vaporization.  Many
> scientific entities disappeared with much less drastic events.
> Phlogistron disappeared after the discovery of oxygen.  We should freely
> admit that any of our theories could suffer the same fate.

    *POOF*

Did anyone notice?  RNA polymerase just completely disappeared
because we all STOPPED BELIEVING IN IT....

Sounds like Tinkerbell to me!

:-)

susan



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