Is It True Facts Don’t Lie? – Scientific American Blog Network

But scientists don’t believe in objective truths either, nor do we as scientists base our scientific conclusions on them.

Continuously, in study after study, year after year, we insist on re-proving what would, under any ex-research context, be assumed to be fact. We don’t trust each other’s reports unless we ourselves can reproduce them, and we don’t care about what is called truth and what is not. We care about cause and effect, structure and function, correlations between events, and what logically accounts for those correlations.

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