SchwartzReport: Science is Not About Certainty Rather About Most Reliable Way of Thinking at Present Level of Knowledge

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This is a really excellent essay on the nature of science. Rovelli’s observation: “Science is not about certainty. Science is about finding the most reliable way of thinking at the present level of knowledge” is one of the most insightful things I have read about science in a decade. There are also very insightful comments about the competing worldviews in physics, and science’s relationship to religion. This piece has been excerpted from The Universe: Leading Scientists Explore the Origin, Mysteries, and Future of the Cosmos.

Science Is Not About Certainty
CARLO ROVELLI, professor at Université de la Méditerranée, Marsei – New Republic

Phi Beta Iota: Absolutely worth a full read! Missing from the piece is the perspective on the need for sharing all data across all boundaries, and doing multinastional multiagency multidisciplinary multidomain science — i.e. holistic analytics and true cost economics.

See Especially:

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See Also:

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Review: The Beginning of All Things–Science and Religion

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