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"Knowledge is not a series of self consistent theories that converges towards an ideal view; it is rather an ever increasing ocean of mutually incompatible (and perhaps even incommensurable) alternatives, each single theory, each fairy tale, each myth"

-- Paul Feyerabend, born this day in 1924


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Not only are facts and theories in constant disharmony, they are never as neatly separated as everyone makes them out to be.

 

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