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Science is a method for developing true beliefs about the world. It works by developing hypotheses about the world, creating experiments that would allow the hypothesis to be invalidated, then running the experiments. By having people publish their falsifiable predictions and their experimental results, science protects itself from individuals deceiving themselves or others, as discovering deceit is socially valued.
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'''Science''' is a method for developing true beliefs about the world. It works by developing hypotheses about the world, creating experiments that would allow the hypotheses to be tested, and running the experiments. By having people publish their falsifiable predictions and their experimental results, science protects itself from individuals deceiving themselves or others.
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==Blog posts==
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/in/scientific_evidence_legal_evidence_rational/ Scientific Evidence, Legal Evidence, Rational Evidence]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/io/is_molecular_nanotechnology_scientific/ Is Molecular Nanotechnology "Scientific"?]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/kj/no_one_knows_what_science_doesnt_know/ No One Knows What Science Doesn't Know]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/ow/the_beauty_of_settled_science/ The Beauty of Settled Science]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/qa/the_dilemma_science_or_bayes/ The Dilemma: Science or Bayes?] and [http://lesswrong.com/lw/qb/science_doesnt_trust_your_rationality/ Science Doesn't Trust Your Rationality]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/qc/when_science_cant_help/ When Science Can't Help], [http://lesswrong.com/lw/qd/science_isnt_strict_enough/ Science Isn't Strict Enough], [http://lesswrong.com/lw/qe/do_scientists_already_know_this_stuff/ Do Scientists Already Know This Stuff?] and [http://lesswrong.com/lw/qf/no_safe_defense_not_even_science/ No Safe Defense, Not Even Science]
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==See also==
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*[[Rational evidence]]
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*[[General knowledge]]
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*[[Scholarship]]
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*[[Traditional rationality]]
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*[[No one knows what science doesn't know]]
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[[Category:Concepts]]

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Science is a method for developing true beliefs about the world. It works by developing hypotheses about the world, creating experiments that would allow the hypotheses to be tested, and running the experiments. By having people publish their falsifiable predictions and their experimental results, science protects itself from individuals deceiving themselves or others.

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