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science!

 I think the part of our class that most struck me last week was the idea that the general public views science as Truth, and how potentially dangerous this may be. For example, with evolution, you can find scientists that support completely opposing viewpoints. The problem with establishing science as the ultimate answer to our questions (as it normally is presented in elementary school), is that it's hard to convince people that some scientists might just be wrong. 

Also, at what point do we accept that a concept has "enough truth" to act upon? Since our loopy view of science asserts that we can never be completely right, how can we make the best decisions on pressing issues such as global warming or controversial vaccinations (i.e. Gardasil)? This is a concept I would like to explore more in our next class.

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