Posted by: Chris | October 18, 2013

Engineers

Are not scientists or even “scientists”:

In the THISDAY article, misleadingly titled “Science of Gay Marriage,” Amalaha shares some of his past scientific discoveries and breakthroughs. For example, he says he rejected a theory attributing skin cancer to acid rain, proved that the mathematical symbol π is not actually equal to 22/7, and was the “first person in the world” to prove that watching television in a dark room hurts your eyes. (The uses of the term “prove” in all these cases are his, not mine.)

But this “scientist” clearly didn’t have science on the brain when developing his most recent project, in which he sought to invalidate marriage equality altogether.

I work with a bunch of engineers and, while they are great people, the extent to which this sort of “empiricism” goes unchallenged sometimes exasperates me.

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