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  • Yes, science is very corrupt

    4 11.76%
  • Yes, science is somewhat corrupt

    5 14.71%
  • Yes, science is corrupt and bias

    0 0%
  • No, science cannot be corrupt because it deals with observation

    4 11.76%
  • No, science is not corrupt

    22 64.71%
  • All science is flawed

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    Re: Is science corrupt?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    The question doesn't make any sense. Of course science isn't corrupt.

    Many scientists, however, are corrupt.
    Come on Dav, don't get technical. If scientists are corrupt, then so is their science.
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    Re: Is science corrupt?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Come on Dav, don't get technical. If scientists are corrupt, then so is their science.
    "Scientists are corrupt" is a crude and brutal generalization of people by their choice of work.

    Some may be corrupt, others may not be corrupt, they are judged as individuals and not as a collective, a person who chooses to become a scientist does not become corrupt.
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    Re: Is science corrupt?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Come on Dav, don't get technical. If scientists are corrupt, then so is their science.
    It's not corrupt. It's incorrect.

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    Re: Is science corrupt?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Do you think science is corrupt? Do you think the scientific community is bias or corrupt?
    No and no.
    You can falsify data, interpret facts from a preconcieved viewpoint, or just plain make **** up.

    But none of that would be considered science, that's religion.

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    Re: Is science corrupt?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alvin T. Grey View Post
    It's not corrupt. It's incorrect.
    If the scientist is corrupt than the data or observations can be corrupted.

    Fortunately most of the time science is also self correcting.
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    Re: Is science corrupt?

    All science is flawed. Science cannot build accurate models of reality as it requires too many assumptions.

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    Re: Is science corrupt?

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    Science cannot build accurate models of reality as it requires too many assumptions.
    That was the belief of the Greek scientists, why they have never made any assumptions, and why have they stopped advancing at some point of time.

    Assumptions were required to make, even when inaccurate, in order to advance in research and technology.
    It is true that as a result of assumptions drawing the achievements were not 100% accurate.
    They were only 99.99999% accurate, and that is fine with the modern world of science.
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    Re: Is science corrupt?

    no, science is not corrupt, nor are scientists, except on vary rare occasions
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    Re: Is science corrupt?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    That was the belief of the Greek scientists, why they have never made any assumptions, and why have they stopped advancing at some point of time.

    Assumptions were required to make, even when inaccurate, in order to advance in research and technology.
    It is true that as a result of assumptions drawing the achievements were not 100% accurate.
    They were only 99.99999% accurate, and that is fine with the modern world of science.
    Useful, but it is still flawed. Only reality provides fidelity.

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    Re: Is science corrupt?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    If the scientist is corrupt than the data or observations can be corrupted.

    Fortunately most of the time science is also self correcting.
    Not corrupted, co-opted

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