“Contrary to what many anti-intellectuals maintain, science is by nature a much more humble enterprise than any religion or other ideology. This must be so given the self-correcting mechanisms that are incorporated into the scientific process, regardless of the occasional failures of individual scientists.”—Massimo Pigliucci
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As a scientist, I can confirm this statement. Scientists tend to be hyper-critical of their own data. An indelible memory of my PhD supervisor is: If he knew there were 5 independent ways to test an hypothesis, he wouldn’t stop at 2, 3 or 4 before submitting his MS for publication, as many scientists (including I) might do. He invariably went for all 5.
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