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Science is About Discovering the Truth

As someone who works in IT, I hear and read a lot of comments about science. One common but unfortunate claim is that “science is not about finding truth.” While I won’t get into the underlying philosophical reasons behind this claim, I do want to at least respond to it on its face. Etymology of the word “science” The word science comes from the Latin scientia, meaning knowledge. Plato said that knowledge is “justified true belief.