Science, Scientists, Evidence and Absolute Beliefs

A must read:Believe it or not: The battle over certainty. ‘Sometimes, if you’re lucky as a historian, you find a bit of evidence which illuminates a big idea. That happened to me this week in the Pepys Library at Magdalene College, Cambridge. The thought uppermost in my mind was how odd it is that non-scientists think of science as being about certainties and absolute truth. Whereas scientists are actually quite tentative – they simply try to arrive at the best fit between the experimental findings so far and a general principle.’

: Science, Scientists, Creationism

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