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Submission + - Can Science ever be "Settled"?

StartsWithABang writes: From physics to biology, from health and medicine to environmental and climate science, you'll frequently hear claims that the science is settled. Meanwhile, those who disagree with the conclusions will clamor that science can never be "settled," and then the name-calling from "alarmist" to "denier" ensues. But can science legitimately ever be considered settled, and if so, what does that mean? We consider gravitation, evolution, the Big Bang, germ theory and global warming in an effort to find out.
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Can Science ever be "Settled"?

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