I came across this as I was studying today, read this slowly:

Where the positivist believed that the goal of science was to uncover the truth, the post-positivist critical realist believes that the goal of science is to hold steadfastly to the goal of getting it right about reality, even though we can never achieve that goal!

Because all measurement is fallible, the post-positivist emphasizes the importance of multiple measures and observations, each of which may possess different types of error, and the need to use triangulation across these multiple errorful sources to try to get a better bead on what’s happening in reality.

Isn’t that crazy? The definitions and explanations people think up. To me it emphasizes the dificulty in explaining life apart from God; praise the Lord that His word is infallible!

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