Are Scientists Objective?


A common misconception is that scientists are totally objective. However this is nothing but a myth. Not only are scientists human and subject to all human flaws but ones philosophical assumptions will always influence ones conclusions no mater how objective you try to be. Furthermore knowing something about the topic will inevitably cause a person to form opinions about  that topic.  You can only be totally objective if you are totally ignorant.  

To see this problem first hand  look at the following video and your enter you why you think the blue ball moves as it dose in the box below.

Click here to check your answer.

The Nature and Philosophy of Science

Science and Bias


 

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