Deep thought

“But it certainly has to be admitted that, at any given moment, our scientific theories will depend not only on the experiments, etc., made up to that moment, but also upon prejudices which are taken for granted, so we have not become aware of them. . . At any rate, we can say in regard to this incrustation that science is capable of learning, of breaking down some of its crusts.  The process is never perfected, but there is no fixed barrier before which it must stop short.  Any assumption can, in principle, be criticized.  And that anybody may criticize constitutes scientific objectivity.”

Karl Popper, The Open Society


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