17. Science

People frequently urge us to “respect the science”. But what does this mean? How can we distinguish between “good science” and “bad science” (also known as pseudoscience)?

(Additional explanations and links to suitable resources will be added as this project proceeds.)

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Resources providing an overall introduction to science:

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17.1 When scientists were mistaken

17.2 Normal science and revolutionary science

17.3 Debates over scientific methods

17.4 Cognitive biases

17.5 Social pressures on science

17.6 Science and parascience (parapsychology)

17.7 Potential limits of science

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