Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Albert who

One ought to go through this special section on "A centurt of Einstein" in MSNBC Technology and Science. It's a 100 year since 1905, Einstein's Miracle Year and this report is all about "how the revolution in Physics trigerred by his theories is still playing out, and at Einstein- the man and the brand."
...it’s possible that in today’s scientific world, Einstein would have trouble getting his ideas heard.

Science today is an institutionalized pursuit, regimented by a hierarchy of credentials. What are your degrees? What university or research institute are you affiliated with? How much peer-reviewed research have you published? How much grant money can you command?

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