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No More Truth

I took two years of biology in high school, one honors course and one AP course... and while I found both classes interesting, the discussions that took place mostly focused on finding a correct answer or identifying a solution or discussing the "right" answers to a lab we had performed in class.

I accepted that method and never questioned it until now.

I've always understood that science is tentative, that there's always room for growth and change; that's why theories are "theories" and not "laws."

(Nevertheless, it irritated me when other students dismissed theories as flimsy explanations for events science couldn't yet understand).

http://magma.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0411/feature1/fulltext.html 

But I never considered the fact that there was no "truth." This idea, coupled with the idea of science as storytelling, makes me even more excited to pursue Biology in college.

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