January 10th, 2011

reflection

Limits of the scientific method

"The Truth Wears Off: Is there something wrong with the scientific method?" by Jonah Lehrer
...all sorts of well-established, multiply confirmed findings have started to look increasingly uncertain. It’s as if our facts were losing their truth: claims that have been enshrined in textbooks are suddenly unprovable. This phenomenon doesn’t yet have an official name, but it’s occurring across a wide range of fields, from psychology to ecology.


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