A heresy might be true or it might be false, but part of its attraction lies in offering a rallying cry against the smirk of the mighty.
Egnor explains, “Nominalism is the view that universals exist only as concepts in the mind, but not in reality.”
“We are always told that ‘strict guidelines will protect against abuse.’ It’s always been baloney.”
It’s a particularly crude example of how confirmation bias works — how else would you explain this story? — not only among lay people but among top researchers.
“How many other scientific disciplines have utterly failed to explain the salient phenomenon of the system they study?” I can think of one.