Science is not about certainity. But also not objective at all?

Re-post of a conversation with Carlo Rovelli 30/5/2012

I seem to be saying two things that contradict each other. On the one hand, we trust scientific knowledge, on the other hand, we are always ready to modify in-depth part of our conceptual structure about the world. But there is no contradiction, because the idea of a contradiction comes from what I see as the deepest misunderstanding about science: the idea that science is about certainty.”

which is in line what we wrote in a perspective editorial for AJRCCM ( currently under review )

It is notoriously difficult to review complex data due to lack of time and insight into the details of the analysis, where the underlying logic of arguments is based only on common sense or plausibility.