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  1. #1 What is the purpose of Science? 
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    I thought it was an effort to discover the truth about our Universe - apparently im wrong.

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    The first thing to understand is "truth" is not a thing in natural sciences. Data, evidence, and testing are the things that happen, and the highest points that are reached by any idea will be Theory (a rigorously tested hypothesis that fits the data known), or a Law (a statement of why things work, based on the data and rigorous tests).

    "truth" and "common sense" are not part of the process.
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    The needs of the many outweigh the need of the few - Spock of Vulcan & Sentinel Prime of Cybertron ---proof that "the needs" are in the eye of the beholder.
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