Along the way...
April 13, 2023
A reader, who clearly didn't care
for columns devoted to science,
said, "You know, science gets
things wrong." She was, of course,
correct. Science does get things
wrong sometimes. The difference
between science and opinion
though, is when science is shown
to have made a mistake it seeks
to correct the mistake rather than
digging in its heels and defending
An example of scientific
methodology was observation of the
planet Uranus, discovered in 1781.
As scientists studied it they became
aware that something was wrong.
It was not behaving in accord
with Newton's Law of Gravi...