Smile When Spiritual Beggars are called scholars… Illumination, XII:1
Causal inference, the cornerstone of the intellectual crutch called “the scientific method, was shown to be an art rather than a science, and the Quest for Truth was proposed as the categorical imperative of all scientists.
In the first part of this series, the philosophical and historical background, as well as, the psychological motives operating in the practice of “debunking” were presented. Skepticism was approached as any attempt to preserve equanimity of mind (“ataraxia”) in the face of uncertainty. The psychological need to debunk the intangible was correlated with the initial phases (denial and anger) of the grief process accompanying paradigm shifts in science.
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