“Science” is unfortunately not as rigorous as people might want to believe. This is important to restate. The teaching of various scientific subjects today are incredibly flawed but the field usually gets a pass because people think it is untouchable.
In many areas I would say it succumbs to the common trap of echo chamber as various professors eat up each others non-factual research and produce more non helpful information. In addition, scientific pursuits today are too often focused on the mathematical side of things, not the experimental, testable side. Because of this, everything becomes theoretical and academic and not often in reality or applicable. People forget about the crude and real appearances of math and get stuck doing calculations.
‘…[a] magnificent mathematical garb which fascinates, dazzles and makes people blind to the underlying errors. The theory is like a beggar clothed in purple whom ignorant people take for a king…., its exponents are brilliant men but they are metaphysicists rather than scientists…’, (New York Times, 11 July1935, p23, c.8). – Tesla
The media unrelentingly promote science as some form of search for “the truth,” and frequently debase ideas on the grounds that they are “unproven.” Yet, as philosophers of science from Plato to A.N. Whitehead have pointed out, science is in no way a search for the truth, but is merely the establishment of a means of interpreting our world from one perspective.
“Proof” is actually a quite meaningless concept in many ways for, conceptually, only certain types of ideas can be empirically proven, and then only within one, very limited mental framework. Sadly, very few scientists are aware of this, and so the majority go on believing that the attributes of empiricism and objectivity confer some special status to their studies. The reality is that science is merely one branch of philosophy, and whether people believe it or not depends not on some innate validity it might possess but simply on what the majority have been told is “the truth.”
Here is a renowned Harvard Ph.D sharing his recent findings: