A visualisation of gravitational waves was presented during a press conference by the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) at the Leibniz University in Hanover, Germany. Photo: EPA

Why the theories of Einstein, climate change or evolution can never be proved right

Timothy Wotherspoon says the nature of scientific inquiry means that a theory is only as correct as the result of its last experiment – thus ensuring a truly open-minded quest

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A visualisation of gravitational waves was presented during a press conference by the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) at the Leibniz University in Hanover, Germany. Photo: EPA
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