25 Jan The Return of Truth in Scientific Discovery
By: Jarom W. Sessions
“Without truth in science, there is no natural law. Without natural law, there is no science.”
In general, human beings have always been interested in learning more about the universe and the world in which we live. Questions concerning how or why things happen drove many great scientists, such as Galileo, Copernicus and Newton, to discover many important natural laws that have stood the test of time and are still applicable in our day. Their desire to find truth and test their theories resulted in the discovery of significant new natural laws, something that has not been done in modern science in over a hundred years.
Why were these men able to discover significant new natural laws and scientists over the last century have not? If we search the dictionary for the definition of science we read that it is a “a branch of knowledge or study dealing with a body of facts or truth systematically arranged and showing the operation of general laws”. The purpose of science is and always will be to describe and explain Nature by establishing new natural laws so that we can understand and comprehend it. But if scientists are not searching for truth and discovering new laws but only stick with theories such as the theory of relativity, theory of evolution and the theory of uniformitarianism, then by definition they are not actually doing science.
So what has changed in the last century? Why has the scientific establishment abandoned the search for truth and new natural laws? Isaac Newton himself said, “A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true”. Imagination in science is still important, however it is only the beginning, it’s the theory. Years ago theories were correctly placed as a starting point in the discovery of new natural laws and now modern science believes that “theories are the endpoints of science”.(quote taken from National Academy of Sciences).
A well known physicist Roger Newton states, “Truth is always unknowable, the only certain knowledge is that of error.” Can we see the contradiction here? This assumption goes in complete opposition of the scientific discoveries from early scientists such as Galileo, Copernicus and Newton. All of which discovered testable, repeatable, observable natural laws or TRUTH, that we still use to this very day. As long as the scientific community chooses to focus more on theories and imagination rather than actual evidence and empirical facts, we will continue to have a broken system.
What should we expect from our scientific leaders? Should we concede to our schools teaching theories as factual discoveries with no observable evidences? What needs to change in order for true scientific discoveries to get made into natural laws? The Universal Model is the stepping stone for a scientific revolution to bring truth back into scientific discovery. The scientific claims made in the UM are backed up by empirical evidences and observable data with no ‘imagination’ required. Find out more by reading Chapter 3 of the Universal Model.
To learn more about the Universal Scientific Method click here
Jarom Sessions is a university student studying business management. Being the son of Dean Sessions, author of the Universal Model, has given Jarom a unique perspective of science and truth. In his free time Jarom likes to be outdoors and participates in various sports. Jarom loves meeting new people and enjoys spending time with family, friends, and his wife.