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Elizabeth Harnett's picture

A new mantra?

In my high school science courses I remember that we were always told "science can never be proven, only disproven". It soon became a mantra that everyone had memorized and was taught to say, even if they necessarily may not have believed it or understood it. While I did understand some of the basic concepts behind this idea, I never got to study it as in depth as we have in this class so far. The discussions that we've had and the idea of science as a "story telling" process is very different to me, but also seems to make more sense. Though in some ways it is still hard for me to believe that nothing is necessarily "true" (how can the world be anything but round, for instance), I am trying to open my mind up to this idea of storytelling, and so far it seems to be working for me.

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