Sunday, November 18, 2007
Evolve or die
It's a shame when someone isn't allowed to change their opinions over time without a backlash. In many ways scientific ideas are a really good example of Darwinian Evolution: the ones that best fit the observations continue whereas the others fall by the wayside. But today's ideas and theories may not be relevant in the near or far future and may even be ridiculed by those who come after us. I know that I no longer subscribe to many of the ideas and beliefs I had 20 years ago and like to think that I'm continually updating my thoughts. To do otherwise encourages stagnation. Whether or not you agree with Steve, he shouldn't be vilified for re-evaluating his beliefs based on his experiences.