Daily Archives: June 16, 2012


Dogma [wikipedia]

Dogma is the established belief or doctrine held by a religion, or a particular group or organization.[1] It is authoritative and not to be disputed, doubted, or diverged from, by the practitioners or believers. Although it generally refers to religious beliefs that are accepted without evidence, they can refer to acceptable opinions of philosophers or philosophical schools, public decrees, or issued decisions of political authorities….

Dogma [Dictionary.com]

1. an official system of principles or tenets concerning faith, morals, behavior, etc., as of a church. Synonyms: doctrine, teachings, set of beliefs, philosophy.

2. a specific tenet or doctrine authoritatively laid down, as by a church: the dogma of the Assumption; the recently defined dogma of papal infallibility. Synonyms: tenet, canon, law.

3. prescribed doctrine proclaimed as unquestionably true by a particular group: the difficulty of resisting political dogma.

4. a settled or established opinion, belief, or principle: the classic dogma of objectivity in scientific observation. Synonyms: conviction, certainty.

Note definition #4. The term is not infrequently used in science. For instance, Sasuki has used the term “Central Dogma of Genetics” to describe transcription and translation.[citation needed]

Dogma [best movie ever]

Two banished angels … have discovered a loophole that would allow them back into heaven; problem is, they’d destroy civilization in the process by proving God fallible. It’s up to … a lapsed Catholic who works in an abortion clinic to save the day, the heretofore unknown 13th apostle … and a sexy, heavenly muse. …

Dogmatic [dictionary.com]

1. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of a dogma or dogmas; doctrinal.
2. asserting opinions in a doctrinaire or arrogant manner; opinionated.

Dogmatic Feminism [The Intertubes]

Seems to be a recently made up thing.

The Science Blogs Archive is not deleted

If you happened to try recently to get to one or more of the currently inactive yet still extant Scienceblogs.com blogs, you will have gotten an enigmatic message about how the blog is now archived or suspended.

That is a technical glitch. The blogs are still there even though you can’t see them. In fact, for some people logged in a certain way, they can be visited.

I am assured that this is being looked into and will be fixed.

Sorry for the inconvenience!

There is a huge amount of really important and cool stuff in those blogs. The evolution of the science blogosphere happened there. It would be like deleting Olduvai Gorge!

But they are not deleted. Nothing can go wrong …. go wrong … go wrong ….

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