At Gene Expression, Razib doesn't think scientists are "particularly rational people as compared to the normal human." Just because the scientific community might push forward rationally tested hypotheses, scientists shouldn't assume that they can transfer this supposed rationality to other pursuits. "The power of science arises from the intersection of the communal wisdom of tens of thousands of individuals over decades with the nature of the subject at hand," he writes.
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