TED: Lee Smolin, "How Science is Like Democracy"

Physicist Lee Smolin talks about how the scientific community works: as he puts it, "we fight and argue as hard as we can," but everyone accepts that the next generation of scientists will decide who's right. And, he says, that's how democracy works, too.

Source: http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/lee_smolin_on_science_and_democracy.html