Richard Feynman: “Real science is all about trying to prove your theory wrong”

“Real science is all about trying to prove your theory wrong. You do everything you can to prove it wrong, then have other people do what they can to prove it wrong. When all of you fail at doing that, when the theory has been refined such that it fits all the evidence and you can’t figure out how else to test it, then it is most likely the truth. That is what scientific rigor is about. It isn’t about coming up with a theory, ignoring data you don’t like, showing it to a few people who agree with you, and saying ‘Ok, we proved this true and nobody else can look at it.’“

Richard P. Feynman (1918 – 1988), Physicist