At 09:04 PM 13/4/98 -0500, you wrote:
The only silly hypothesis are like silly questions: there ain't no such
thing. Since you all like references I'd suggest you start with
> _A Beginners Guide to Scientific Method_
Yes, thank you for the references. But again, if you wish to use these to
support your own hypothesis that there is no such thing as a silly
hypothesis, then you should find support for this claim in one of these
books, wouldn't you suppose, and quote that?
This argument has come up before, the "if you don't believe me go read it
in the library" thing. But again, it's not our job to prove you wrong,
it's your job to prove yourself correct.
It works the same way for a scientist proposing a hypothesis, even a silly
one. It is his/her job to make the claim, and then PROVE it. I think the
references you suggest would support me on this. :-)