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This thread caught my attention regarding the philosophy of science. I’ve read through the comments and discussions, but I want to move the arena to lemmy’s philosophy community.

What’s your opinion on the Scientific Method? Do your perceive its usefulness in the practical world? And are the flaws in Science the result of this method or the individual causations of the scientists themselves?

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I’m just glad more scientists are admitting that philosophy spawned their lifestyle and are willing to bring attention to the fact Philosophy of Science exists even if just to disparage it for questioning their knowledge supremacy.

I’m in the Ian Angell camp (Science’s First Mistake), who says it is the individual delusions (not meant in a negative way) that are useful and fallible at the same time.

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…more scientists are admitting that philosophy spawned their lifestyle…

Do you think, given the fact that philosophers (mostly known for abstract thinking, detached from the external world) have created the foundations of the Scientific method, that this impacted Science, which is praised for its empirical and practical aspect, in a bad way?

it is the individual delusions (not meant in a negative way) that are useful and fallible at the same time.

This is an interesting idea. What probably is weakening Science today is how strictly it demands a nonexistent objectivity from Scientists, who have sentiments and biases just like all other people. It forces them to supress their valid subjective aspect from their works, which unintentionally provokes more fraud to pass unquestioned.

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