This article by an historian touches brilliantly on what was being discussed in the comments for my post about faith in science post. It also points out excellently that good science does not rest on its laurels, and that warm support doesn’t parse to cold fact. As it says in the article, “A scrupulous scientist like Huygens would rather be disappointed, than accept dubious evidence to provide pat confirmation of a pet theory” So, recommended reading for pro-sciencers. And if you’re into nautical navigation the article will interest you too.