PvC#5

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The greatest cultural invention (or discovery) of mankind is the scientific method, a discipline of systematic, self-correcting investigation: the idea of making observations, deducing generalizations and predictions, testing those conclusions and adjusting them as needed to make new predictions — rather than deferring to received wisdom, religious orthodoxy, or mental biases. It’s the ‘greatest’ in the sense that this technique has produced immeasurable results over human history that have led to the betterment of the human condition, in ways no ideology or religion has ever done.