The Comedy of Errors: Scientific errors and new adventures

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If a scientific theory throws up errors, we dump it or change it. At least that's the idea. But is the reality very different? Should we accept that our truths and errors are dependent on our models and paradigms, or would this bring scientific progress to a halt?

The Panel

Author of How the Laws of Physics Lie Nancy Cartwright, sociologist Steve Fuller and Cambridge psychologist Nicholas Humphrey weigh up error and certainty.

Video courtesy of IAI.TV

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