On the limitations of science and scientists…

Pierre Duhem, 1861-1916

Pierre Duhem, 1861-1916

“In Duhem’s account, physical theories are not ultimate explanations but representations.  They do not reveal the true nature of matter but give general rules of which laws are particular cases.  Theoretical propositions are not true or false but “convenient” or “inconvenient.” ― Pierre Duhem, Essays in the History and Philosophy of Science, translated and edited, with introduction, by Roger Ariew and Peter Barker, Copyright © 1996 by Hackett Publishing, Inc., Page xi of 290 Pages.

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