Monday, January 30, 2012

Philosophy Wire: NASA, arsenic, proof

Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2012-01-30]: Scientists fail to confirm the existence of arsenic-based like that NASA had announced it found in lake Mono a year ago [source: Scientific American]. How can you prove something? At what conclusion would you arrive when hearing NASA claiming one thing and a university claiming the direct opposite? How do you DECIDE what is “true” ?

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