From: Mari Broman Olsen (
Date: Wed Sep 24 1997 - 16:07:35 EDT

should be discussed off list (fooled you with the header, no?). BUt,
I always wondered why it was a buzz word. It seems that inerrancy
could be attributed to newspaper articles and chemistry textbooks.
As such, it is difficult to "prove" (in a way one could "prove" all
the facts in an article are accurate) scientifically. But (to hit the
other side) "objective science" is a bit of a fantasy as well: there
is more to it than running data through an automaton.

Thanks, Carl, for the welcome to all. I agree.


Mari Broman Olsen
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University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies
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