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Into the Impossible With Brian Keating

Should We BELIEVE In Science? DemystifySci & Brian Keating (#394)

Feb 13, 2024
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Dr. Anastasia Bendebury and Dr. Michael Shilo DeLay discuss the role of belief in science, controversies in cosmology, and the scientific method. They explore the provisional nature of scientific facts, epistemic humility, and different ways to arrive at scientific truths. The podcast also delves into the Big Bang theory, the age of the universe, and the lack of scientific evidence supporting astrology.
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Quick takeaways

  • Science is based on evidence and aims to approximate truth, but it is not equivalent to matters of faith.
  • Scientific knowledge is provisional, subject to change based on new evidence or theories.

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The Skepticism Surrounding Science

There has been a growing sense of skepticism about science, questioning whether it is justified or if faith in science and scientists should be maintained. This skepticism arises from the process of arriving at conclusions based on incomplete or inaccurate data. People often talk about believing in science but not necessarily in the theories that come out of it. However, it is important to separate political beliefs about trusting science from the scientific process itself.

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