Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Value of Scientific Errors

The other day, I saw someone comment on aether and how such an idea held back scientific progress for 50 or so years. An anti-science argument I'm constantly accosted with revolves around "what happens if they are wrong." The 'uncertainty' in science makes some people nervous or uncomfortable, they want absolute 100% certainty that a theory is true. Whereas scientists are mostly certain some of their theories are true (such as evolution or the big bang), new evidence could overturn these theories and we'd be forced to develop a new one. I wanted to take a moment to address the value of scientific errors.

To read the full article, see: http://www.fromquarkstoquasars.com/the-value-of-scientific-errors/

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