The Principle of Doubt in Science
- Hypotheses can be rejected
but never completely confirmed.
- At best, a theory can be considered adequate
for describing a specific, finite set of phenomena.
- Do not trust theory - verify through experiment.
- Simple theories are preferable to complicated ones.
- Any theory can be made complicated enough to explain anything -
- Elegance and understanding trump age and authority.
- If a theory has its predictions come true, we are obliged to
acknowledge its efficacy, even if it means rejecting something we