[LMB] OT: Theory (CRT and others) and Theology (was Religion , question)
matt.msg at gmail.com
Sat Jul 10 11:04:48 BST 2021
On Fri, Jul 9, 2021 at 12:38 PM Joel Polowin <jpolowin at hotmail.com> wrote:
> It's not quite as cut-and-dried as that. Science is still influenced by
> authority figures to an unfortunate degree.
Yep, because science is performed by human beings. The key point is that
the practice of science recognizes that authority is a secondary form of
evidence and mandates that it yield to primary observations, which
scientists are obliged to seek out.
Science isn't magically free of human bias, irrationality, and error. But
it has ways to compensate for and eliminate the consequences of human
weakness. No method can make itself be used; if people refuse to apply
scientific reasoning, its built-in corrections won't work.
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