New Common Question! Should we trust science?

Trust can be used as a synonym for faith, but we should not “trust in” science in that way. Our ultimate hope and salvation comes from God not from science. So when should we trust science?

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“Doveryay, no proveryay” – Russian proverb (translation: Trust, but verify)

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I’d say it is safer to verify first and then trust.

Yes, we should trust it. It’s brought us many good things. It’s also brought us some bad things, but science is self-correcting. A recent issue of Scientific American made that clear.

Good article, and is something we can use in interactions with others. It seems part of the problem when dealing with non science literate folks is that they tend to see see trust as all or nothing, and in science, trust is conditional and within the limits of error bars.

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