- Dec 18, 2014
Lol nice thing is you don't need to believe science. Nor should you, its not supposed to work like that. Instead you can go pull the research paper and read it. They're written in such a way that you can go through them and understand exactly what each claim means in terms of basic predicates, data and analysis that was used. At this stage it is not a claim or press headline but a bunch of hard facts that you can look at individually to decide if you believe the logic and the individual assertions. After you pull the paper you can go find the main review articles in the field. It can take a couple of days if youre unfamilar with the field, but you can usually get a feeling/understanding for each basic step in the argument. These you can check individually (but theyre almost never wrong) then you check the logic and edge cases (usually these are the lynch pin. If its going to break; youll break it here. This process is happening continuously, which ultimately is what causes most papers to get written to patch the edge cases. Typically this is how scientific theories evolve).