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  • Deborah Hurn

    April 16, 2021 at 8:29 pm

    Doug, leaving aside the fact that your response to Ken (about PhD and comps) is rude and inappropriate, I will just point out some logic here. Academic qualifications do not bestow truth on an individual’s opinion. If that were the case we would not have scholarly debates in every field. And, as Kuhn points out, the nature of scientific revolution would not be such a bloody and apparently random affair. Amateur enthusiasts and maverick scholars and practitioners operating outside their fields have revolutionised many controversies. These days an amateur can more easily become widely read on a problem and may have more time, greater interest, and a better mind for the task than a practitioner in a field who has to teach students, mark papers, see patients, and run departments. If qualifications made you ‘right’, for example, then you would not be insisting on 430 yrs sojourn in Egypt 🙂