I. Science and certainty (How correct are scientific conclusions?) Scientific knowledge is incomplete and some of it is wrong but an essential characteristic of the scientific method is that it is self-correcting . Science may take wrong turns but we no longer think that: Rain follows the plow (it just didn’t prove out) Fusion can take place in a cold jar of water (it couldn’t be replicated) Piltdown man is the missing link (it was a hoax) Another characteristic of science is that it tends to be self-correcting. Pseudosciences and belief systems employ untested assumptions, hunches,
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