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Two concepts to help upgrade our definition of science

Two concepts to help upgrade our definition of science. 🔬 Everybody agrees that there are a ton of things which people believe in to have some basis in science but don’t. This agreement is however limited to what somebody else believes in and not they themselves. Applying the scientific method to everything that we come across is not possible. We as individuals have neither the resources nor would our experience as a single data point count for anything more than an anecdote. There are two concepts to help us check if what we believe in would even qualify to be evaluated by the scientific method. The first is “correlation does not imply causation”. Just because two things are found to be correlated, it does not mean one is the cause of the other. The more popular version of it is a similar fallacy, an event that followed another was necessarily a consequence of the first event. For example, you bought a car on a Saturday and then later met with an accident. Drawing a conclusion that…