Did Ed Snowden do the right thing?

Jessie A. Morris jessie at jessieamorris.com
Mon Jun 10 16:24:11 MDT 2013


On Monday, June 10, 2013 15:20:13 Nathan England wrote:
> 
> Interesting. I agree with what Charles said, my only concern is the
> scientist who crafts the experiment to prove his hypothesis in a particular
> situation.
> 
> Example:
> 
> I believe that if I close my eyes and I cannot see something, then it
> doesn't exist. I can see and hear my children playing in the background.
> When I close my eyes I cannot see them, but I can still hear them, so they
> exist still in theory. But if I go to a quite dark room where I can no
> longer hear my children, when I shut my eyes, do they still exist?
> 
> Obviously, this is a stupid example, but the point is I can craft an
> experiment to prove my children do not exist.

More important is not that you can create an experiment to prove your 
hypothesis, but that you can create an experiment that disproves that 
hypothesis. By disproving it in a verifiable way once, all of your "proving 
evidence" has been disproved.
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