Golden asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 4 weeks ago

How did the idea of “orthodoxy” develop?

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Basically it's just another way of saying "I'm right and you're wrong" without actually providing any reasoning.  And also perhaps "what I believe is more important than what you believe because people have been believing it longer".

    • megalomaniac
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      4 weeks agoReport

      Yes the phrase "scientific orthodoxy" exists (no I wasn't aware of it but I looked it up).  It's not a particular useful phrase as far as I'm concerned.  Science is science.  It can be done correctly and incorrectly though, that seems like a more useful way to talk about it.

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