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Climate Change and the Nature of Scientific Certainty, Part III

[Please read Part I of this post first] Part III: What now of Popper? Maybe, Popper was a philosophical dead end. Maybe, falsifiability was never central or important for demarcating science.  Might falsifiability have been naught but its own bold conjecture, since superseded? For those who follow Popper, scientists should never…

Climate Change and the Nature of Scientific Certainty, Part II

[Please read Part I of this post first] Part II: The Science of Climate Change From this point, it becomes too vague to refer to “climate change.” There are several knowledge claims at issue, and the availability of evidence, and the caliber of this evidence, differs across claims. For instance, there’s…