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Trouble lies in the word "science". If the tool you are using to measure with is flawed, so will be the measured results. Science is a moving target. What is true today may not be true tomorrow. Here are some examples. Newton gave us Newtonian physics and everyone believed that. Einstein came along and said "Wait a minute. This science is flawed when the speeds get really high." Einstein said that quantum mechanics was garbage. Then some others said "Wait a minute, there is value here". Fifty years ago milk was prescribed for stomach ulcers. Today that is a no-no because it causes acid rebound. They used to believe that stress causes stomach ulcers. Today most are believed to be caused by bacteria.

Isaac Azimov (1920 - 1992)

(With reference to a correspondent)

The young specialist in English Lit, ...lectured me severely on the fact that in every century people have thought they understood the Universe at last, and in every century they were proved to be wrong. It follows that the one thing we can say about our modern "knowledge" is that it is wrong.

... My answer to him was, "... when people thought the Earth was flat, they were wrong. When people thought the Earth was spherical they were wrong. But if you think that thinking the Earth is spherical is just as wrong as thinking the Earth is flat, then your view is wronger than both of them put together."

In case anyone is wondering, the earth has been found (most recently) to be a slightly flattened sphere. I'd bet my IRA that science will never discover it to be a cube.

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