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  1. #1 Importance of accepting theories 
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    Must a non-scientist believe that all scientific theories currently accepted by the majority of scientists are true?

    Does lacking the belief in any scientific theory currently accepted by the majority of scientists make a person anti-science?


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    i think that "anti-science" is an attitude, so although the fact you don't accept current scientific theories doesn't necessarily make you anti-science, it increases the likelihood that you are

    after all, individual scientific theories may turn out to be wrong, but what is the chance that the whole scientific body of knowledge is wrong ?
    so i'd say a blanket statement that all of science is wrong seems to me a generalisation not backed up by the facts, and hence must stem from an anti-science attitude


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    if all science is wrong then also all anti-science is wrong.

    Because they have the same cause: the limitations of the human brain combined with the limitations of knowledge.
    "Kill them all and let God sort them out."

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