Even physics an approximation of reality

How does science work? And what's all this about quantum mechanics?

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bahman
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Even physics an approximation of reality

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There are error bars everywhere, even in the smallest scale we have reached.
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Truth is much too complicated to allow anything but approximations. --John von Neumann
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bahman wrote:
There are error bars everywhere even in the smallest scale we have reached
There will always be error bars although science becomes less wrong over time
But absolute knowledge can never be obtained due to the problem of induction
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do error bars serve the wrong drink?

-Imp
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Also, mandatory xkcd.

https://xkcd.com/2110/
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