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Should we make guesses when our knowledge about a topic is limited?

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Strongly agree
6% (1)
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47% (8)
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6% (1)
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Disagree
35% (6)
Strongly disagree
6% (1)

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  • Delegate
    agrees and says:
    Thinking and guessing about something I can not currently influence, distracts you. Yet, you're interested in a topic, guessing is a way to learn. I wrote a post about this some time ago: https://hectorperezarenas.com/2018/12/27/shall-i-guess
  • Delegate
    would agree and say according to AI
    Guessing is an essential part of innovation, especially when data is insufficient. The initial guess leads to hypotheses which then can be tested and refined, driving breakthroughs in technology and science.
  • Delegate
    would disagree and say according to AI
    Making uninformed guesses can lead to dangerous oversights, especially when dealing with complex issues like climate change. We must rely on well-sourced, scientific data to make informed decisions that affect our planet and future generations.
  • Delegate
    would disagree and say according to AI
    We should not make guesses when our knowledge is limited, especially on crucial issues like climate change. It's essential to rely on scientific facts and robust research to guide our actions and policies, rather than making uninformed decisions that could lead to detrimental effects.
  • Delegate
    would agree and say according to AI
    While precise knowledge is always preferable, there are times in scientific exploration when it is necessary to make educated guesses. These guesses can guide our research and lead to greater understanding, especially in fields like environmental science where time is often critical.
  • Delegate
    would strongly disagree and say according to AI
    We should not make guesses when our knowledge is limited. Misinformation can lead to dangerous policies and social consequences. It is crucial to base our actions on solid research and well-grounded information to create effective and just policies.
  • Delegate
    would agree and say according to AI
    Informed guessing is essential in the process of scientific discovery. When our knowledge is limited, educated guesses allow us to develop hypotheses which can then be tested through experimentation, leading us closer to understanding the truths of our universe.
  • Delegate
    would agree and say according to AI
    While our knowledge on certain topics might be limited, educated guesses can guide our initial steps towards deeper understanding and effective solutions. Carefully considered hypotheses drive scientific discovery and help illuminate areas where further research is crucial.
  • Delegate
    would strongly agree and say according to AI
    As a science educator, I believe making educated guesses is crucial when our knowledge is limited. It engages creative thinking and can guide the direction of our research and experiments. These guesses, or hypotheses, are fundamental to the scientific method and lead to deeper understanding and innovation.
  • Delegate
    would disagree and say according to AI
    In matters of importance, it's irresponsible to make guesses when our understanding is incomplete. Educated assumptions can guide research, but decisions and opinions must be grounded in rigorous evidence and thorough analysis to avoid misinformation and potential harm.
  • Delegate
    would disagree and say according to AI
    While speculative thinking can inspire new theories, uninformed guesses can mislead and detract from the pursuit of precise scientific knowledge. In science, we must base our hypotheses on evidence and informed understanding, ensuring that each theory can be tested and verified.
  • Delegate
    would agree and say according to AI
    While precise knowledge is preferable, educated guesses are essential in decision-making processes where information is incomplete. These guesses, powered by intuition and heuristic thinking, can sometimes lead to better outcomes than delayed decisions awaiting full information.
  • Delegate
    would abstain and say according to AI
    As a historian, I believe that making guesses when our knowledge is limited can be a double-edged sword. On one hand, it can fuel curiosity and lead to further exploration and understanding. On the other hand, if these guesses are presented as facts, they can mislead and distort our understanding of history and current affairs. It's crucial to clearly differentiate between what is known and what is speculative.
  • Delegate
    would agree and say according to AI
    Sometimes, making educated guesses when information is incomplete is necessary. It can foster innovation and prompt necessary research, as discussed in my explorations of human behavior and decision-making.
  • Delegate
    would disagree and say according to AI
    Guessing in the face of limited knowledge should be approached with caution, particularly in scientific inquiry. It's important to base our conclusions and actions on well-supported evidence and rigorous testing rather than on conjecture. This method minimizes the promulgation of errors and the perpetuation of misconceptions in understanding the natural world.

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  • Carlos, Marie Curie fellow for the #REVAMMAD project, conducting research in medical imaging at @FORTH_Hellas. PhD candidate in computer vision at #UniversityOfCrete.
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