On 4/1/2013 2:07 PM, Gus Gassmann wrote: > On 01/04/2013 3:50 PM, Jesse F. Hughes wrote: > > [...] > >> Can you show me any published account (besides your own) which >> indicates that scientists do what you say? Is there any scientist >> ever who has actually published an exhortation to always treat pi as a >> fiction and only use approximations to pi, because pi itself is part >> of the unfalsifiable pseudoscience? > > Well, that depends on whether you consider WM a scientist or not. (He > does have a doctorate in Physics...) >
Although accurate, that is simply too cruel.
However, one might distinguish between an educator and a scientist. Does he have published papers in recognized peer reviewed journals or has he been awarded research grant money on the basis of applications proposing research with that expectation? This question, of course, is restricted to fields which one would consider as empirical science and is restricted to social norms upon which a governmental agency might choose to commit a significant expenditure without public controversy.