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Unknown Knowns

The Merriam-Webster on-line dictionary defines SCIENCE as “ the state of knowing : knowledge as distinguished from ignorance or misunderstanding.”  That seems very reasonable to me. As Donald Rumsfield so memorably pointed out as we marched toward starting a war in Iraq, there are known knowns, known unknowns, and the problematic unknown unknowns.  Science can [...]

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