We were all once taught that scientific conclusions gain their authority from careful observation and experiment. It was this empirical component in scientific method that was held up as making science superior to such superstitions as astrology, alchemy, divination and magic. The idea was that the one thing we could be certain of were the results of experiments and other observable phenomena. Science guaranteed its conclusions by sticking to what could be proved from such data.
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