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"Scientists, however, may find new ways to have an impact on our society. For instance, by making some changes in scientific practices. In these days, scientific practices are dominated by the 'hypothesis testing' paradigm. While there is nothing wrong with hypothesis testing, it is wrong to confine all science only to hypothesis testing. This approach precludes the study of complex, real world phenomena, the phenomena that are important to people outside academia. It is time to perform more broad-based descriptive studies on issues that are highly relevant to our society."

The above is one of the more disturbing comments I have heard from a scientist. The essence of science is 'hypothesis testing.' Take that away and what you have is pseudoscience.

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