Science. Papers. Progress. Brave scientists. Admitting mistakes…


Science chases progress. Researchers live under pressure from grant agencies, their peers, and the public to produce exciting results. New finds make headlines; checking old work usually does not. But when a recent study of human behavior by Sarah Brown-Schmidt and Sid Horton failed to reproduce a result from the authors’ earlier research, they published a paper in the online journal PLOS ONE saying so. The response has been almost unanimously positive. (1)

Being proud is about admitting your mistakes.
Being great is about admitting you are not.

We once had great scientists.
We once had great religious people.
Now we just have copy-cats.

Everything is dead.

It is in the simple people we must look upon.
Between these people lies the hope of the future.

Something is still alive.
But you must search for it in the small people.
In simple unknown scientists.
In simple unknown priests of greatness…
Retract papers. Bring down churches.
We must die in order to be reborn…

Author: skakos

Spiros Kakos is a thinker located in Greece. He has been Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. In the past he has worked as a senior technical advisor for many years. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community. He has also worked as a phD researcher in the Advanced Materials sector related to the PCB industry. He likes reading and writting, not only philosophy but also in general. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans... Credo quia absurdum!

3 thoughts on “Science. Papers. Progress. Brave scientists. Admitting mistakes…”

  1. It seem that the general philosphical direction changed from materialism back to idealism, as it did during the late 1800s. (Dionysos is idealism’s symbol of re-birth). This idea is getting especially strength in Europe.

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