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drrayeye Wrote:
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> Brett,
>
> The article posted by Kristin was written by
> Stuart Wolpert, a media guy from UCLA, as a PR
> piece to publicize J. William Schopf--a faculty
> member who probably was working on a lucrative
> grant. That type of PR is at least one level
> below the critical approach of a newspaper
> article--and intentionally sensationalistic. If
> he didn't write it that way, he'd probably be
> fired.
>
> I didn't look at the scientific article, but it
> was published in the Proceedings of the National
> Academy of Sciences. I'm sure it was written up
> the way a scientific study should be written up.

Ray, yep, for better or worse, such articles published by universities do not conflict with the current scientific "paradigm". At times, that certainly could include sensationalism, grant money motivations, badly presented content, emphasis of implicit assumptions, etc.

Paradigm: a framework containing the basic assumptions, ways of thinking, and methodology that are commonly accepted by members of a scientific community.

We live in an imperfect world. Researchers are but one cog within an array of science-related activities.

brett



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 14-Jan-18 14:43 by brett z.

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Re: Life in the universe probably common 395 D-Archer 20-Dec-17 16:17
Re: Life in the universe probably common 420 Aine 21-Dec-17 01:08
Re: Life in the universe probably common 454 D-Archer 21-Dec-17 10:54
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Re: Life in the universe probably common 355 Eddie Larry 30-Dec-17 05:30
Re: Life in the universe probably common 249 gulsbo 27-May-18 14:36
Re: Life in the universe probably common 215 D-Archer 28-May-18 10:30
Re: Life in the universe probably common 228 gulsbo 29-May-18 16:37
Re: Life in the universe probably common 210 D-Archer 29-May-18 17:32
Re: Life in the universe probably common 211 gulsbo 29-May-18 20:01
Re: Life in the universe probably common 211 D-Archer 30-May-18 09:43
Re: Life in the universe probably common 217 gulsbo 30-May-18 16:03
Re: Life in the universe probably common 217 gulsbo 30-May-18 16:28
Re: Life in the universe probably common 206 D-Archer 31-May-18 09:32
Re: Life in the universe probably common 217 gulsbo 11-Jun-18 06:07
Re: Life in the universe probably common 337 drrayeye 21-Dec-17 00:34
but Feynman's opinion is suspect after all...no? 359 Racho 21-Dec-17 00:49
Re: but Feynman's opinion is suspect after all...no? 376 Aine 21-Dec-17 01:07
Re: Life in the universe probably common 330 Aine 21-Dec-17 01:06
Re: Life in the universe probably common 325 drrayeye 21-Dec-17 14:06
Re: Life in the universe probably common 352 Aine 21-Dec-17 15:50
Re: Life in the universe probably common 322 D-Archer 21-Dec-17 16:06
Re: Life in the universe probably common 343 Aine 21-Dec-17 16:27
Re: Life in the universe probably common 416 D-Archer 21-Dec-17 18:54
Re: Life in the universe probably common 349 Aine 21-Dec-17 21:35
Re: Life in the universe probably common 313 D-Archer 22-Dec-17 08:51
Re: Life in the universe probably common 326 Aine 22-Dec-17 17:04
Re: Life in the universe probably common 325 D-Archer 23-Dec-17 11:11
Re: Life in the universe probably common 361 cladking 26-Dec-17 01:08
Re: Life in the universe probably common 288 Aine 26-Dec-17 17:34
Re: Life in the universe probably common 317 cladking 26-Dec-17 22:26
Re: Life in the universe probably common 202 jeffreyw 29-May-18 20:34
Re: Life in the universe probably common 218 gulsbo 30-May-18 19:29
Re: Life in the universe probably common 320 Susan Doris 21-Dec-17 16:10
Re: Life in the universe probably common 346 Aine 21-Dec-17 16:25
Re: Life in the universe probably common 323 Vanya 21-Dec-17 18:45
Re: Life in the universe probably common 324 D-Archer 21-Dec-17 16:03
Re: Life in the universe probably common 342 drrayeye 21-Dec-17 19:17
Re: Life in the universe probably common 371 D-Archer 22-Dec-17 08:56
Ingredients for Life Revealed in Meteorites That Fell to Earth 293 brett z 11-Jan-18 00:21
Re: Ingredients for Life Revealed in Meteorites That Fell to Earth 286 Aine 11-Jan-18 14:23
Re: Ingredients for Life Revealed in Meteorites That Fell to Earth 218 brett z 11-Jan-18 23:07
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Re: Blue sky thinking 262 Aine 11-Jan-18 18:55
Re: Blue sky thinking 278 drrayeye 11-Jan-18 19:24
Re: Blue sky thinking 287 Aine 11-Jan-18 19:36
Re: Blue sky thinking 290 drrayeye 11-Jan-18 22:05
Re: Blue sky thinking 288 carolb 11-Jan-18 21:14
Re: Blue sky thinking 309 brett z 11-Jan-18 23:04
Re: Blue sky thinking 319 drrayeye 11-Jan-18 23:44
Re: Blue sky thinking 281 brett z 11-Jan-18 23:55
Re: Blue sky thinking 260 drrayeye 12-Jan-18 03:19
I don't agree with your comparison 265 brett z 12-Jan-18 05:18
Maybe you misinterpreted 289 drrayeye 12-Jan-18 09:16
no, maybe you misinterpreted 286 brett z 13-Jan-18 23:24
Re: no, maybe you misinterpreted 258 Aine 14-Jan-18 00:18
Stuart Wolpert 244 drrayeye 14-Jan-18 08:10
Re: Stuart Wolpert 392 brett z 14-Jan-18 09:29
Re: Blue sky thinking 254 D-Archer 24-May-18 07:35
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Re: Life Paradigm 260 gulsbo 26-May-18 19:02
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Re: Life in the universe probably common 220 D-Archer 27-May-18 10:30
Re: Life in the universe probably common 219 gulsbo 30-May-18 19:31
Re: Life in the universe probably common 201 D-Archer 31-May-18 09:35
Re: Life in the universe probably common 306 gulsbo 31-May-18 17:47
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Re: Life Paradigm - synopsis 228 gulsbo 14-Jun-18 15:34
Re: Life Paradigm - synopsis 205 jeffreyw 14-Jun-18 17:47
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