Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Swimming with the Sharks

Till today, I knew of that expression but now I get to live it for a change. Whoa! Such niceties on the outside and I know that when the time comes they'll be ruthless..

So, all in all, today's meeting was best summarized long ago by the following quote

"experience has shown that opposite opinions of persons professing to be experts may be obtained to any amount" ... "[cross-examination of all these experts was virtually useless,] wasting the time and wearying the patience of both court and jury, and perplexing, instead of elucidating, the questions involved."

-- U.S. Supreme Court, 1858 (Quoted in Marcia Angell, "Science on Trial")

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