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Comment author: Tom_Talbot 11 July 2009 10:25:13AM *  0 points [-]

A lot of people coming from a background of traditional rationality identify themselves as falsificationists, unfortuneately. For an entertaining demolition of the work Popper and his intellectual descendants, see Popper and After: Four Modern Irrationalists[1] by the inimitable David Stove.

[1]Also known as: Anything Goes: Origins of the Cult of Scientific Irrationalism and Scientific Irrationalism: Origins of a Postmodern Cult

Comment author: XFrequentist 11 July 2009 06:46:20PM 0 points [-]

Do you have an opinion about his essays on sociobiology?

Comment author: Tom_Talbot 12 July 2009 08:15:45AM 0 points [-]

Everyone makes mistakes.