Just The Facts Please
I can’t tell you how often my mood gets ruined when listening to someone who is supposedly a leader in some field of research and they spoil their talk or lecture by saying something completely stupid.
Most times it’s their religious convictions that get in the way. Words they slip in like “Creation” spoils it for me. I get equally offended when political words are slipped in.
To me, scientific research needs to be done by someone with a mind that isn’t clouded by prejudice or preconceived notions. It needs to be a blind study with a control group. Documentation should be of factual observation, not supposition. When results are not apparent they should not be presented as something God doesn’t want us to know yet.
This has all been in my mind for a while. I am recalling a lecture I once attended by an IPM researcher. The lecturer was talking about several experiments that just weren’t producing any results. He actually said that he blamed the lack of results on Mercury being in retrograde during that particular week.
Mercury doesn’t retrograde you idiot! It just goes to show that his mind is stuck in a primitive loop where the earth was flat and the Sun went around the Earth. How can I trust and believe anything that is said by a researcher that believes that a planet actually reverses its orbit every once in a while? This lecturer should be doing horary charts and reading tarot cards at the Psychic Fair instead of trying to cloak his beliefs in the scientific experimentation that he says he is doing.