Philosophy of Science: Feyerabend

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Ok, so recently, in my Philosophy of Science course, we went over Feyerabend briefly and studied his fundamental thoughts and ideals. In my class, we were asked who thought he was rationalized in his views and I was the only one to raise my hand. I don't know why nobody else raised their hand, but Feyerabend is justified in his reasons for believing in alternative theories in avoiding scientific imperialism. Although my professor made Feyerabend's ideology to seem to border radicalism, taking a layman's word over that of a scientist or expert somewhat makes sense.
I am not saying that we should stop listening to the monumentuos amounts of evidence proving vaccines affective, for example, but that sometimes listening to alternative theories is beneficial. By listening to ideas that were once thought "odd" it only gives whoever more chances to further solidify their own theories. In order to further solidify (since nothing is truly right or wrong) our theories and ideas, we can use Popper's idea of falsifying: always trying to disapprove your theory, to only make it more "solid."
That was just my small input, and are we not going to mention how Feyerabend sort of looks like the main character from The Shining (Jack Nicholson).

Sidenote: Also, I have a a biology midterm tomorrow morning but I've opted to wait until the last minute to study and I have a rough draft due for my English class Thursday. Best wishes.

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