Scientific Laws as a Myth

A quote from the Chapter 3, The Abundance of Nature, Paul Feyerabend, The Tyranny of Science

p. 68. “Science, we are told, is very successful. And, so the tale continues, its success is due to observation and experiment. Well, in the last lecture, I gave you examples that throw serious doubt on this assumption. Important scientific principles were introduced against experience (or, later, experiment), not in conformity with it. One of the most basic principles is that there are laws which are valid independently of space, time, temperature and which hold during the first fractions of a second of our universe as well today. Now if that is not a big myth, then I really don’t know what is! 


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