Essays on Science and Society

Being an Absolute Skeptic

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Science  04 Jun 1999:
Vol. 284, Issue 5420, pp. 1625-1626
DOI: 10.1126/science.284.5420.1625


In his Science and Society Essay, David Miller explores the view of relativists that science does not offer an authoritative outlook on the world. He agrees that this is so, but defends the special place that science holds in society by pointing out the merits of its method, "the critical method of searching for errors."