Paul Feyerabend, The Tyranny of Science, Polity Press, 2011, 153pp., $59.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780745651903.
The widespread idea that science is successful needs interrogation. Science does have some successes to its credit, but these can be detached from the ideology that seems to support them. When it comes to methodology, the empiricist idea that science starts from facts, and eschews theories until the facts are gathered, is a myth. The same can be said of the idea that science is value-free, but also of the idea that scientific results are relevant to urgent social problems. ~ John Preston
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Atheists are the only people are know who are foolish enough to put blind faith in the agenda-driven subjectivity of science. All “facts” must be interpreted.