Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsOther - Science · 6 months ago

Is all science perfect?

7 Answers

  • 6 months ago

    Of course not. And no one has ever claimed that it is. That is its great strength.

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  • 6 months ago


    Science is skeptical method

    to test human explanations

    for how parts of the natural world work.

    No explanation is ever assumed

    to be proved

    to be completely and perfectly right.

    That is why

    the most thoroughly tested explanations

    are still called theories.

    New evidence could eventually become available,

    that might cause any explanation

    to fail a test

    of being consistent with measurable reality.

    Science is all about proving

    that some explanations have to be wrong,

    because they conflict with measurable reality,

    not that any explanation is perfectly correct.

    Doubt is built into science.

    That is one of the reasons that people,

    who base their entire model of reality

    on emotional certainty (faith),

    have so much trouble

    understanding science.

    Doubt is the first step

    in the painful process

    of discovering our own errors.



    John Popelish

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  • 6 months ago

    No, if it was perfect there would be nothing new to learn. There is always something to be discovered. Science changes with new information. It corrects its errors and learns from its mistakes. It strives for the best explanations and the evidence to support them. Science thrives on the words How and Why. If you are not asking those questions, you are not learning. Science does not accept "Goddidit" as the explanation for anything. It might be that a god did do something but as there is no evidence to support it, science is not interested.

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  • 6 months ago

    It has nothing to do with R&S, of that I am certain.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    When the combined intelligence and technology of the human race can produce just one self-replicating blade of grass from scratch, I will be impressed.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Science is a methodology utilized to study phenomena by observation and experimentation. As such, it is true, it exists.

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  • 6 months ago

    Depends -- science is about approximation, and constantly improving theories and methods so we can know better. It's constantly changing, with new theories often far more accurate than earlier ones.

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    • L. E. Gant
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      To Aristotle, speed of falling depended on mass. Galileo showed that it's not. It's not that facts change; it's having better ways of measuring.

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