the definitiveness of the Sciences is part of the popular mythologicalization of the Sciences

Well that’s the interesting thing about the Sciences in general: They can’t be definitive about anything. That’s what’s marvelous when it’s properly (ethically) done. Every fact is a supposition supported by evidence that builds upon others, but a single decent theory (is that falsification or fallibility? I don’t remember the Popper word) can render a whole nice built up house into rubble.

Sometimes I think they can be a little hasty at doing so, but the definitiveness of the Sciences is part of the popular mythologicalization of the Sciences (I blame schools for this, teaching things as SCIENTIFIC FACTS as God-like when within the Sciences themselves, nothing is Sacred except a few axioms – and even THEN, they can be overturned when done properly).

That’s the ideal anyway. Reality? Eh, there’s a LOT of sacred, untouchable things within the Sciences.

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