Wendy Dawn
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Widespread, free, public education has been with humanity for less than 200 years. Think about that. The majority of humans have really only had access to the tools --never mind the inclination --to question ancient myths and medieval thinking for 200 measly years.

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Doubt requires more courage than conviction does,because conviction is a resting placeand doubt is infinite;it is a passionate exercise.Weve got to learn to livewith a full measure of uncertainty.There is no last word.That is the silence underthe chatter of our time.

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There are many hypotheses in science which are wrong. That's perfectly right; they're the aperture to finding out what's right. Science is a self correcting process. To be accepted, new ideas must survive the most rigorous standards of evidence and scrutiny.

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The aim of science is not to open the door to everlasting wisdom but to set a limit on everlasting error.

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