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I’m coming rather late to this discussion, but I think the point I would make is that science, philosophy, theology etc are all tools that we use in our attempts to increase our understanding. Science, however, is in a special position. As Dick Lindzen of MIT says apropos of certain attempts to make science back preferred policy decisions, “Science is a tool of some value. It provides our only way of separating what is true from what is asserted. If we abuse that tool, it will not be available when it is needed.”


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