They Laughed at Galileo Too

10/11/2013 06:46

By Chip Brown

IT WAS DATA THAT PUSHED DEAN RADIN to the fringe of science, and it is data that keep him there, out on the edge, in that hard country where researchers in less controversial fields will often give him the Look. The Look is delivered by other scientists and fellow rationalists and even his ophthalmologist cousin, Barry, who bug one eye and clamp the other and twist their lips around as if trying to decide, in light of his data, whether to rethink space, time and causality or to get someone from the dean's office to verify his Ph.D. (University of Illinois, 1979, educational psychology.) [Read more] ...