A Humbling Look At Science

Massimo Pigliucci has posted a sobering analysis of the status of science as it is practiced in real life. It is a reminder that science is practiced by imperfect humans. Science deniers will pounce on this as an example of why science cannot be trusted. Clear-minded people will accept it as a challenge that needs to be met to improve the public's perception of science. After all, science is the only game in town regarding how to best determine reality. It works, in spite of flaws in those practicing it. It is self-correcting, by nature, thus, the cited problems will be addressed. Can the dogma of religions say the same?

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