A bug in fMRI software could invalidate 15 years of brain research

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Not that I like to condemn our scientific and technological advancement (as a research scholar at IIT Bombay I myself am full time into it) but I want to make a point that when people label faith (in God/spirituality) as unscientific, they may be failing to understand that what is “scientific” also demands some kind of faith, if you understand what I mean. According to a recent post in science alert, a bug in fMRI software could invalidate 15 years of brain research! If this (unfortunately) turns out to be true, what would you call all past decisions made based on these functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) reports - scientific or made in good “faith” on “science”?

The question is thus not about faith or science but about logical or reasonable faith vs blind faith. in whatever we come across - be it science or spirituality. A genuine scientist would do good to not outrightly label spirituality as something which demands faith and anything scientific as something to do nothing with faith.

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Vishal Kaushal
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