“The science you learn in high school or college is the ‘settled science’ — like ‘two objects dropped in a vacuum will fall at the same rate regardless of size or shape or mass.’ Thanks, Galileo,” said Andrew Noymer, an [associate professor of public health], epidemiologist and demographer at UC Irvine. “So people assume that science is the study of settled matters when, in reality, there’s a lot of arguing over hypotheses and heated debate. That’s the normal state of affairs in science.”
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The Mercury News, April 25, 2021
April 25, 2021