Science is about constantly experimenting
INTERESTING letter from Nev Richards in The Rockhampton Bulletin, October 12, regarding lack of agreement among scientists on most issues, and asks why should we trust them on climate change?
Science was one of my favorite subjects at and beyond my secondary education. Nevertheless scientific debate is not decided by any changing consensus, even if it is endorsed by public opinion.
Science is a process of experimentation, debate, and respect for all the evidence. And it should be noted that often it is dealing with uncertainties rather than certainties, so its forecasts and predictions can be spectacularly wrong.
For example, the ongoing confusing information regarding health issues, from electric and magnetic fields by anything which carries or uses electricity.
This has been an issue researched by scientists from around the world over many years, debating whether electric and magnetic fields have any adverse affect upon our health. John Blanchfield, Frenchville