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Looking at Life Through the Lens of Science

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Looking at Life Through the Lens of Science

It may seem then, at first blush, that the tools of science belong solely to science. That if you’re not a scientist then three’s no compelling reason to think like a scientist or to look at the world the same way a scientist does.

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Simple Isn't Easy

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Simple Isn't Easy

So if you ever think science isn't for you, or science is beyond what you can possibly wonder about the universe, think again. As long as you can ask very simple questions, you can think exactly like a scientist.

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Inference is Destiny

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Inference is Destiny

Take the case of the interior of a black hole (a question I get a lot). We'll never see inside a black hole, and if you were to visit one you would a) die horribly, and b) never be able to communicate your gruesome results to the outside world. So how do we know what's inside?

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The Dangers of Scientism

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The Dangers of Scientism

It's our mission as science communicators to, well, communicate science. And not just the process and methods, but also the value and importance of science in modern society. But there's a dangerous line that's very easy to cross when promoting all things science: that science is all the things.

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