can we trust science 100 % or what?


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Kendall F. Person Profile

In Science We Trust

Physics and mathematics are sciences that can be trusted 100%. 1 + 1 = 2 no matter how you count it. Meteorology is a science that is not exact. But the term 'trusted' probably refers to the scientist that sometimes - not often - get it wrong. But not due to conspiracy, human error or deception. Weather and atmospheric changes can occur without warning and on a dime. There are predictions, that turn out to be imprecise, but with the tools on hand, I imagine most scientist are energized by accuracy of predictions.

Your answer is two-fold. Yes, science is accurate. No, scientist are human.

Darik Majoren Profile
Darik Majoren answered

Science is Observing and recording.

It's limitations are what we can Observe and Record with . . . So Technology is sort of the gatekeeper for additional information.

What Science does is observe and records as best it can, then it gets to a point where it can recreate, consistently, a theory. It then makes a Theory from the findings, and publishes documentation about this theory . . . It submits it to other Scientists that are specialists in the particular field for this theory so they , in turn, can test and recreate the same finding . . . These other Peers are trying to actually Disprove this theory . . . If they cannot disprove, then this theory now moves to Scientific Theory . . . All this means is that it is the best explanation of this theory based on Facts and Evidencewe currently have. So it may not be 100% accurate, but it is as close to accurate as we have based on the limit in Technology, and any additional discoveries . . .

It is important to note that a Scientific Theory is merely a place holder, and may not represent 100% knowledge about this thing . . . It is all based on the evidence and facts that are currently testable and can be changed if need be.

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Patrick petersen
Patrick petersen commented
how many % can we trust science
Darik Majoren
Darik Majoren commented
Sure that's easy. 100% of the current factual information we have has been vetted out by the top people in THAT field.

So 100%, until new data is available at which time it can either further confirm the current 100% or spark further investigation to test for other contingencies . . .
Darik Majoren
Darik Majoren commented
What you probably SHOULD know is that there is a great amount that we simply DO NOT KNOW . . . . what does this mean? . . . Well we can establish hypothesis about a thing based on other things or occurrences like it, BUT, until we can test, they remain (for the most part) a hypothesis . . . and thus also labeled as unknown.

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