“I don’t like that they’re not calculating anything. I don’t like that they don’t check their ideas. I don’t like that for anything that disagrees with an experiment, they cook up an explanation — a fix-up to say, ‘Well, it still might be true’.” — Richard Feynman
Does this sound like a lot of fitness gurus? 😉 Karl Popper called the “defense” Feynman is railing against an ad-hoc solution. It’s a classic tactic of those who’s ideas are being attacked successfully, but who refuse to follow the logic and evidence where it leads because of their personal attachment.
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Now go lift something heavy,