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To answer this question it is first essential to explore how we find truth By exploring this it suggests that scientific thought can be a necessity in the search for truth however some views suggest otherwise Although scientific thought is a form of knowledge and is required for the search for truth we are unable to learn to think scientifically Therefore the word learn changes the answer to no where it would have otherwise been yes It is universally accepted that for something to be true it must be tested Although the scientific methods are limited in their applications and reliability there are some ways of finding truth through truth tests Three general truth tests tat can be applied to any truths the correspondence test which requires something to fit consistently with an object or event eg measuring two people who are supposedly the same height the coherence test just measuring the consistency of something within a system such as testing a new maths formula with some numbers and the pragmatic test simply if it works it is true testing only the claim and does not worry about the reasons behind the truth Determining truth in science is based on induction repeatability and predictability By observing the same events over and over again we use inductive reasoning to arrive at conclusions about the truth of a premise It however does not take into account that in this finite amount of data a sample within the sample set that breaks the rules is missing Because the search for truth is so tedious entire books exist on the search for truth for the duration of this essay I will assume that by the search for truth we speak of whatever we find that is closest to the truth since for these reasons science cannot provide us with an absolute truth In all three of these truth tests scientific thought is employed The correspondence test requires us to
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