I recall a paper each of us was required to write for a science class...a general science class. A number of topics were provided. I chose to write one on the numerous papers (peer-reviewed, I've no doubt) that included variations of the word assume
. If x is assumed, then y is posited. Science. Most scientific. Or that was the sermon. I heckled the theme of the papers I read. Rarely did I ever talk w/a professor, but for whatever reason, I talked w/the instructor of this class about the paper. I don't recall the grade I received...not on this one...but I recall his words, "well, it's better than anything you got." Heh! (Fisticuffs! Bumbletown Hill! High Noon!) I was a heretic! I questioned Almighty Science!