Philosophy of science

Philosophy of science is about as useful to scientists as ornithology is to birds.

A quote attributed to Richard Feynman, though published by Steven Weinberg in Nature 330 (1987): p433-. My lying heart likes it as much as it is written from a philosophy of science’s point of view.

5 Responses to “Philosophy of science”

  1. eb says:

    I guess use is used to delude us here.
    Ornithology doesn`t know how it feels to fly. So birds don`t have to care about.
    Philosophy of science knows about scientists. If they go on not caring, they will all end up prodUSEing ornithology.

  2. rattus says:

    So, the philosophy of comments is about as useful to bloggers (and commenters) as gardening is to flowers.

  3. Cairo Otaibi says:

    Brilliant! Thank you for laughing and crying with me.

  4. rattus says:

    neither the flower nor the insect will ever understand the significance of their lovemaking. … because of their little dance the world lives

    — John Laroche in the film Adaptation

  5. rattus says:

    For some reasons the link for gardening changed from to …/2006/08/22/story/. So, I edited my above comment of 2006-08-04 15:48 to reflect this change.