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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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    Jun 1 2013: To understand science is necessary to understand conscience and how the models are created in consciousness. All that we call reality is just models representing reality, we have accesses just to the "objects" flowing in the mirror of conscience in the present moment, it is all. Science is doing a good job creating better models that make our lives more comfortable. If we confuse the models with reality we are slaves but if we use than understand that they are just models we are completely free.
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      Jun 2 2013: We don't understand consciousness at all but do have an understanding of what science is.... what if your viewing these models with a model?, Im not sure any of that makes any sense.

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