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When put like this, sure, I can respect that distinction. Science is definitely more of an ongoing process, rather than a thing we’ve already got. Hard versus soft science or science (with explanatory/predictive power) versus study (attempts at description) are useful ideas to conceptualize differences between various kinds of science. However, I don’t think this categorization should be a basis for a wholesale dismissal of certain sciences or overconfidence about the (still only ever provisional) conclusions of others.

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