Experiments are Key to Finding Truth

The truth may be puzzling. It may take some work to grapple with. It may be counterintuitive. It may contradict deeply held prejudices. It may not be consonant with what we desperately want to be true. But our preferences do not determine what's true. We have a method, and that method helps us to reach not absolute truth, only asymptotic approaches to the truth—never there, just closer and closer, always finding vast new oceans of undiscovered possibilities. Cleverly designed experiments are the key.


Otherwise we are left with only feelings that tell us nothing.

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 Wonder and Skepticism
Periodicals>Magazine Article:  Sagan , Carl (1995), Wonder and Skepticism, Skeptical Enquirer , (Jan-Feb 1995), 19, No. 1. , Retrieved on 2012-06-21