Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life (14th Edition)

Published by Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
ISBN 10: 1305073959
ISBN 13: 978-1-30507-395-1

Chapter 1 - Critical Thinking - Page 21: 4


No, we should not stop our scientific research just because it could be proven wrong in the future.

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Worrying about the future when our modern day society is right in front of us is too far, and many consider it to be useless. If principles are proven to be true this instinct of time, then that's all that matters. The second reason is that researching the wrong principle could actually be beneficial as it opens up debate, which could be eventually lead to the correct principle. If we stopped researching, in the future, we have no way of knowing the true answer as those areas of research would have never been even opened in the first place.
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