October 25th, 2007

Harp and Guitar

The scientist versus the creationists

’55 ‘Origin of Life’ Paper Is Retracted

Homer Jacobson taught my first-semester progamming course at Brooklyn College in 1983 -- for which I wrote PL/I on punch cards and waited as long as 45 minutes for my jobs to run on an IBM System 360 -- and I've never forgotten the wit and elegance he brought to teaching outside his subject. And 25 years later, here he is, standing up to the creationists and showing the essential difference between science and religion: science admits when it's wrong.