Carl Sagan’s Baloney Det...

Oct 5, 2011 by

•Wherever possible there must be independent confirmation of the facts •Encourage substantive debate on the evidence by knowledgeable proponents of all points of view. •Arguments from authority carry little weight (in science there are no "authorities"). •Spin more than one hypothesis - don't simply run with the first idea that caught your fancy. •Try not to get overly attached to a hypothesis just because it's yours. •Quantify, wherever possible.

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Ronald Reagan – “...

Sep 28, 2011 by

We come to Berlin, we American presidents, because it's our duty to speak, in this place, of freedom. But I must confess, we're drawn here by other things as well: by the feeling of history in this city, more than 500 years older than our own nation; by the beauty of the Grunewald and the Tiergarten; most of all, by your courage and determination. Perhaps the composer Paul Lincke understood something about American presidents. You see, like so many presidents before me, I come here today because wherever I go, whatever I do: Ich hab noch einen Koffer in Berlin. [I still have a suitcase in Berlin.]

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