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Quora – what is the next advance in the scientific method?

Quora – What will be the next qualitative advance in the scientific method? It seems very probable to me that the method is relatively complete, even if reality is sufficiently complex that people will be able to keep getting interesting … Continue reading

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Quora – Is the emergence of scientific thinking an evolutionary phenomenon rather than something that is objectively better than how humans thought in the distant past?

Quora – Is the emergence of scientific thinking an evolutionary phenomenon rather than something that is objectively better than how humans thought in the distant past? Why need the two things be exclusive? It seems probable that it is both, … Continue reading

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Quora – What evidence would falsify the theory of evolution?

Quora – What evidence would falsify the theory of evolution? First, one needs to be explicitly clear about the question, then one can answer it. Evolution, the process, is not theory, it is fact. If the idea of “fact” has … Continue reading

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Quora – worst scientific mistake

Quora – Worst scientific mistake It is an almost impossible question to answer, and there are many reasonable ones given already, yet for me, one stands out clear of all others, and that was made by perhaps the most brilliant … Continue reading

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Quora – Do most people accept any scientific theory as true?

Do most people accept any scientific theory as true? An interesting question, which I have no hard data on, and strongly suspect the answer is no on several counts, and yes on some. Most people are so ignorant of science … Continue reading

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Quora – Will science replace philosophy

Will science ever replace philosophy? Yes. For many of us, it already has. Science has taught some of us that there is no absolute certainty about anything, that every level of reality seems to be a balance between order and … Continue reading

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Quora – Have you ever been against recognised theories?

As a scientist, have you ever been against a recognized scientific theory? Which theory was it and why were you against it? Yes, many. One example – gradualism in evolution. It was clear to me in logic and statistics that … Continue reading

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