The Science of the Matter

A very enjoyable and somewhat thorough explanation of scientific research process.

“How unbiased is science and how unbiased are the scientists?”


12 thoughts on “The Science of the Matter

    1. bottomlesscoffee007

      That’s the thing, we are not present, so how are we to know that they are being honest. I will however concede that the peer review process does what it can to flush out the truth, then again, if no one can disprove it, and the means are unknown, is faith practiced at that point? I know the term faith is not the preferred terminology, but I think it is the proper term.

      1. Faith means belief. The fact it’s used predominantly to describe religious belief doesn’t make it an invalid word within a science context, I for one don’t believe that there is either God OR science. I think it’s perfectly feasible to believe in both

          1. I think Galileo was right when he said “I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with senses, reason and intellect has intended us to forego their use and by some other means to give us knowledge which we can attain by them.”
            I believe simply – Science can come up with whatever answers it will to the existence of life. Whether it’s the Big Bang Theory with gases etc or whatever else.. the gases had to come from somewhere and that somewhere is God.

            1. bottomlesscoffee007

              That’s honestly one of the best answers I’ve ever heard. Thank you for sharing Britchy. Truly fantastic and marvelous.

  1. I believe both are inherently flawed. Assuming a scientist has the purest motives and his research and data is scrupulously undertaken – it’s still flawed.
    Using Darwin as an example, he had a theory and set out to prove it. He was looking for data to prove his point and MAY have ignored much that was relevant in pursuit of his goal. Tunnel vision if you like.
    If you are looking at the sea trying to see England as proof there’s land on the other side of the Atlantic there’s Ireland, the Scilly Isles, The Hebrides etc.. but you ignore them because you’re looking for England. Any of them will prove or disprove your theory. Most of the data is ignored in search of one piece though.
    I’m not explaining myself very well and I also don’t know how you could ‘un-flaw’ it

    1. bottomlesscoffee007

      That’s most exciting aspect of science for me. I believe that science is the proof of God, in the simplest terms, we cannot understand everything and the more we look, the higher the odds that our creation was divine. What are the odds of all of this happening and leading up to this moment. Moreover, I believe in God, from my own discoveries, not because I was told to believe in God. That is the best part of science, the evidence is presented, however; it is on the individual to believe it, since they cannot say for themselves, since they were not present for the experiments or the conclusions. The same is true of faith in God, we were not present, so we must choose for ourselves, individually.

      People must choose for themselves, rather than being forced into compliance. It’s the only way they can truly believe. That’s the most dangerous part of science and faith, the more that it is pushed onto people, the farther they move from discussing their own points of view and freely arriving at their own conclusions, regardless of what we may believe.

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