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← Is religion a threat to rationality and science?

lievemebe's Avatar Jump to comment 267 by lievemebe

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You construct a reasonable hypothetical on evidence in law. When science is politicised, similar bias can creep into what should be a strictly rational enterprise. However, an unshakeable tenet of science is that the truth will out sooner or later. The same applies in law, sometimes with intervening wrongful imrisonment or worse.

In science, correct evidence and interpretations are also overlooked for various reasons. As long as science is fostered by the community, the truth will eventually shake out. If science and reason are ignored or denegrated, we are in deep, deep trouble.

Tue, 29 Apr 2008 04:51:00 UTC | #163349