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The Limits of Science

chemistThere are definite limits to what science can do and good science must meet the following three conditions.

Science must be:

  • observable
  • measurable
  • repeatable

Historically it has been known that science cannot do everything.

Science cannot:

  • deal with moral decisions or value judgements
  • prove truths or absolutes 
  • prove universal statements (all, always, never etc)

Always remember what science is and what science is not. Good science will use the scientific method and follow the guidelines above.

"Good science is observable, measurable and repeatable."