A thought-provoking piece on NPR about the hubris and humility of Science, and our complicated relationship with it – here’s an excerpt:
“Science, by its nature, involves enormous hubris: we try to make sense of the world from our limited observations. We expect that what we observe here and now will tell us something about what we haven’t observed and may never observe. Science is all about generalizations.
But science is also modest: it changes in light of new evidence. Science is willing to admit when it’s wrong. And it’s this combination that makes science such a powerful partner — one worth sticking with in sickness and in health.”
-Tania Lombrozo (Science: A Relationship You May Not Understand)