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Pabitra Mukhopadhyay

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Truths and Facts. Does Science prove anything?

There is a great deal of interest of us in examining claims of ‘truths’ and ‘facts’. In such examination there is a noticeable stress on scientifically proven facts which can be taken as fundamentally true. This is possibly because mathematics is the language of Science and we make mistake thinking mathematical proofs to be reflecting the essence of scientifically proven facts.

Does science necessarily prove anything? The way mathematics proves a proposition?

It is surprising that such a basic debate cannot be laid to rest and a conclusion arrived at even after 1934 book by Karl Popper: The Logic of Scientific Discovery.

Alan Moghissi, Matthew Amin and Connor McNulty of Institute for Regulatory Science, Alexandria, Va wrote to the editor of Science (the magazine) disagreeing with Peter Gleick and 250 members of the (US) National Academy of Sciences writing to the editor of Science : All citizens should understand some basic scientific facts. There is always some uncertainty associated with scientific conclusions; science never absolutely proves anything.

http://www.nars.org/Voice_of_Science_Articles/Does%20Sciences%20Ever%20Absolutely%20Prove%20Anything.pdf

Is there an absolutely proven scientific fact?

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    May 18 2013: nope, not in my book of life give the holographic nature of creation lends itself to near any science may wish prove of it. While string theories elegantly dancing 'tween simple and compLex 'til someS goes AMiss as sHe picks up on where man leaves off. A Ms till mumin automatic, once preggers much as once the universe may have been for manifesting itself in matter. Man studyes life by looking looking back in on life, or from outside in. She, lives it from within the broad array of insights dancing into mind when most fitting, and its truly magical at how the universe has managed to arrange its timing, Hey, science is the art of man's figuring out , what is freely give to one and all, the insights which SPArk our passion, from rattling ourselves into action with joyful noise and great be light, be squeal and smile . How can science, possibly speak of the magic of life of which all the ill , aches and pains have surface while yet another of the tree, as once the elm, now the ash, while we cannot begin to count the maples we've lost and the birches which . . if trees, our inverted lungs, are dying in one way or another, trees which lived 500 years without trying, not strong enough to survive a 100 years at best and now, as one species after another dies off for good . ah, back to our theory, That if it dosn't make sense, is in conflict, wow, I have been totally taken aback by some one whose views just made the whole of my being churn, it just dawned on me that I felt my being digesting the fact that some women could feel such disdainfulfulness towards man. . . how , why, have we lost that loving feeling , science is loveless. money is divisive while each of us is a combo of linage and locale, with every spot on earth absorbing and resonating The Galaxyes sing song, grounding in earth with life's mushroom on the land which rose from neath its briny blue, Science is mindless how can it speak of truth. It is clueless, about life, as is medicine about health. grow U'r own.
    • May 18 2013: There is no theory nor science in nature. Only a real process of cause and effect on one eternally existing elemental thing that formed into many. Its the egotistical human species that took to rumination when their belly was full to get out of that boredom. Out of that boredom rose the anxiety to find away to escape nature's sudden acts of balance as catastrophes ostensibly aimed at homo-sapiens. Then lo and behold rose theories from the mightiest of egotists that sang the song of revengeful religion headed by an un-relenting being that punished the sinners but ignored the others. Straightaway the rules of inequality was propagated and spread like wild fire to create the" haves and havenots" . It then became a mathematical fact that the massive became the haves and the lighter ones the "havenots". We haven't lost that loving feeling it has been only sublimated towards the "haves" . Then the tables were turned by the" havenots" on the "haves". . Then they lured the " haves" through experiments of illusion called deceit to force the " haves" to part with what they loved. It was like magic when it succeeded beyond imagination. So it was called science or the laws of deceit.

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