Opponents of science often argue that science could be wrong. “Science can’t explain everything,” is one such popular claim by those who attack science.
Recently, a friend and I were discussing some new psychology research when he asked, “Are there any definites in psychology?” I answered by telling him there are no definites in psychology or any other branch of science.
Some people make the erroneous assumption that science claims certainty, when in fact, science makes no such claims. Scientific knowledge is tentative, and the tentative nature of science is one of its strong points. Science, unlike faith-based belief, accepts the preponderance of evidence and changes its stance if the evidence warrants.
Science takes us where the evidence leads.
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