Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Science and Truth

The Science I was trained to believe in has a clear concept of truth. Scientific Truth is not something you invent. It is something you discover. If you don't discover it, someone else will. While believing in truth, Karl Popper argued that it is impossible to prove something is true. Instead, science progresses by proving things false. The most important thing is to make it very easy to detect if something we believe to be true, is false. Another white swan doesn't prove that all swans are white. One black swan proves that not all swans are white. The things you believe to be true should be made easy to attack if they are false. If there is lots of wiggle room, then it is your truth, not the truth.

No comments: