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John Burns
Posted 1/13/2021 10:15 (#8747694 - in reply to #8747645)
Subject: believing in science vs believing in what is true

Pittsburg, Kansas
I also believe in science. But science is quite often wrong. That is why we continue to have science, because we don't know everything and some of the things we "know" are wrong.

Keep in mind the best scientific minds of the time believed (incorrectly) that the earth was flat and that "fact" persisted for maybe a hundred or more years after good proof was shown it to be otherwise.

Old dogmas die hard and it often takes a new generation of scientists to accept new correct ideas and finally put the wooden stake in the heart of old dogma.

If you don't believe that some of the scientific "facts" we now believe to be true are wrong, you must believe we have reached perfection in our understanding and no longer need scientific exploration. I guess that is not entirely true because we could try to learn "new" things. But in the future, if it resembles the past, we will find out that many things we "know" now will turn out to be false information.

Einstein set out and "proved" something in his early carreer only to later in life "prove" he had been wrong.

Science is not a religion that we believe or not believe. it is a process. A continually changing and learning process.


Edited by John Burns 1/13/2021 10:18
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