Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Retirement of Scientific Ideas

The Edge has an interesting collection of scientific ideas that are ready for retirement (H/T Skeptic's Guide to the Universe).

As expected, it includes its fair share of straw men (ideas which are already dead or were never seriously considered in the scientific community), opinions with a bias induced by the author's competing theory, or some potential conflict of interest, and some truly thought provoking ones (especially in areas far removed from one's own scientific work/reading).

Anyway, the list has been around for a while (I bumped into it only recently). It is worth a read.

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