Read more at;Here's a warning, from me to you:
don't look to science for cheap validation, ever, because it will end up breaking your heart.
The headlines have different endings, but the beginnings are always the same. Science is an ever-evolving search for knowledge and understanding in our world and universe, and new results crop up all the time. Which is good! After all, if we already had all the answers, we wouldn't need to, you know, keep doing science.
And we all know that the scientific mind is constantly changing. New evidence, new models, new paradigms, new new new. Scientists must, as a matter of obligation, update their beliefs in accordance with new evidence. If we believed the same things we did forty or four hundred years ago, what would even be the point of all this hard work?
We all search for support for our beliefs. Whether to use as ammunition in an argument or to settle our own thoughts so we can get on with our lives, we constantly seek validation. And it's oh-so-tempting to find validation in science. After all, it's science! Scientists know things. They test things. They measure things. They wear lab coats. They speak in incomprehensible jargon. They carry themselves with authority.
Here's a warning, from me to you: don't look to science for cheap validation, ever, because it will end up breaking your heart.
The process of science simply doesn't care what the answer is. Sure, individual scientists may and will have their individual biases and preferences and hopes for a result. But in science the ultimate arbiter is the universe itself. The data we collect decide the outcomes, despite our individual preferences.
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