Science, then, cannot be value-free because no scientist ever worksexclusively in the supposedly value-free zone of assessing andaccepting hypotheses. Evidence is gathered and hypotheses are assessedand accepted in the light of their potential for application andfruitful research avenues. Both epistemic and contextual valuejudgments guide these choices and are themselves influenced by theirresults. More than that, to portray science as value-free enterprisecarries a danger with it:


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