"The good thing about science is that if you need a really big, like 95% fudge factor to make your equations work you can make up an undetectable, unmeasurable concept and call it 'dark matter', and the folks will be so impressed with your Phd, they won't bother calling you out on it."
Degrasse said that science is true whether you believe it or not, but many scientists do not agree with his statement. More to the point, as you said, science seeks truth, but isn't truth in itself just because it is science.Try original quote is erroneous
TRUTH is true whether you believe in it or not.
Science is a methodology that endeavors to discover the truth, it is not unto itself a truth. Applied incorrectly, science will actually take you away from the truth. Applied correctly, and it most certainly can uncover what is true.
Is that a Niel Degrasse quote?
So there's a chance the Earth is still flat?! Thank god!Scientific research and discovery is conducted by man, and man is flawed, therefore our answers may be flawed.
That's the beauty of science, because even when we are wrong, and we are FREQUENTLY wrong, we seek to re examine and re verify.
I said may be flawed. We are pretty darned certain it isn't flat, but are we dead certain it is spheroid? There are stranger things in astrophysics than the possibility that our observation of things in the universe may not be what they appear to be after all.So there's a chance the Earth is still flat?! Thank god!
Messed that one up. Should say "And cheesecake is not cake"Depends on the pie, Depends on the cake.
Boston Cream Pie is not Pie. Neither is cheesecake
From Wikipedia on cheesecake:
The early Greeks considered it a cake. Some modern authors point to the presence of many eggs, the sole source of leavening, as proof that it is a torte. Still others claim that the separate crust, the soft filling, and the absence of flour prove that it is a custard pie