Monday, June 25, 2012

The Tyranny of Scientific Consensus

The Tyranny of Scientific Consensus | @ActonInstitute PowerBlog: [S]cience develops confidence in its findings on the basis of evidence accumulated under the methodological norms of the field, but it does not conclude in a final sense. Thus, a product of scientific inquiry may be highly robust—having well explained all available data and made accurate predictions—but it is not a final and absolute truth claim because it is predicated on evidence that continues to accumulate with time. . . .[T]ruth is not created by consensus but rather by correspondence with reality.

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