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And again you're not understanding that science is a process - it's not a set of beliefs about the world which are supposed to be fixed and definitive.

The edges of science are always in a state of change and tentative guesswork, by definition.

That's what the process is for - to extend those edges. And as a process it's the most successful philosophical construct in history.

Skeptical collaborative cross-checking and model building have turned out to be immensely powerful. No one - well, hardly anyone - believes they're limitless. But they're incredibly useful for exploration and open-ended enquiry.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sun May 31st, 2009 at 06:55:29 PM EST
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