Ridiculed, mocked, insulted & exiled scientist wins Nobel

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Ridiculed, mocked, insulted & exiled scientist wins Nobel

Post by kramer » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:22 pm

Another 'scientific consensus' overturned:

"Anytime you have a discovery that changes the conventional wisdom that's 200 years old, that's something that's really remarkable," said Princeton University physicist Paul J. Steinhardt,

Vindicated: Ridiculed Israeli scientist wins Nobel

JERUSALEM (AP) — When Israeli scientist Dan Shechtman claimed to have stumbled upon a new crystalline chemical structure that seemed to violate the laws of nature, colleagues mocked him, insulted him and exiled him from his research group.

After years in the scientific wilderness, though, he was proved right. And on Wednesday, he received the ultimate vindication: the Nobel Prize in chemistry.
The lesson?

"A good scientist is a humble and listening scientist and not one that is sure 100 percent in what he read in the textbooks," Shechtman said.

http://news.yahoo.com/vindicated-ridicu ... 56852.html

NYTimes: Study Affirms Consensus on Climate Change

I don't understand why we're supposed to accept the consensus of scientists who say that they are 'unequivocally 90% sure' that humans are warming the Earth.

“We should have been warned by the CFC/ozone affair because the corruption of science in that was so bad that something like 80% of the measurements being made during that time were either faked, or incompetently done.”

- Scientist James Lovelock

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