THIS is why . . . you can’t always trust “science”

As the above demonstrates, thinking in skeptical terms has serious limits.


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3 Responses to “THIS is why . . . you can’t always trust “science””

  1. limey Says:

    Correction; this is precisely why you should trust the scientific method.

    If you don’t test something, you can’t know if what you believe is true or not. In the example given, a test was made and the result was counter-intuitive, but yet, once examined, the result was explainable by science and fits within our current understanding.

    This is a great example of the scientific method in action, leading us to a greater understanding of our world and not taking anything for granted until it can be tested and demonstrated.

  2. mike00000000001 Says:

    what I meant by “science” was skepticism. I really should have said skeptical science. Sorry

  3. limey Says:

    I’m not entirely sure what you mean by skeptical science, I’m not even sure there is such a thing.

    Either way, its still good to take a sceptical view of things, scientific or otherwise. That way, you don’t just believe something because someone says so, you believe it because its demonstrated.

    Where this goes wrong is where people become so sceptical that they become incapable of accepting valid evidence. This is seen in the denial of climate change, the moon landings, 9/11 and many other conspiracy theories. Denial of evolution is also in that list.

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